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Tragedy At Pike River Mine: How And Why 29 Men Died

Tragedy At Pike River Mine: How And Why 29 Men Died (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Rebecca, Macfie

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On a sunny afternoon in November 2010, in the beautiful Paparoa Range of the South Island, a massive explosion rocked an underground coal mine. Later that day two ashen men stumbled from the entrance. Twenty-nine men remained unaccounted for. Initial probes revealed fatally high ...methane levels in the mine - conditions deemed unsurvivable for the trapped men. But it was only after a second blast five days later that all hope was extinguished. Tragedy at Pike River Mine is a dramatic, superbly researched and page-turning account of a disaster that should never have happened, of the dramatic political and legal fallout, and the effect on the small West Coast community. It reveals an appalling string of mistakes, from consent being given for the mine in the first place, to lack of proper monitoring equipment, pressure to ignore safety requirements, and effectively only a single exit. It puts a human face on the people who suffered, and provides penetrating insight on who's to blame. This is an essential read for everyone who cares about the future of New Zealand and our values as a nation. Rebecca Macfie's writing on Pike River has been hailed for its veracity, perspicacity and powerful human interest.
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ISBN 9781877551901
Published NZ 11 Nov 2013
Publisher Awa Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781877551901
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Awa Press
Imprint Awa Press
Published 11 Nov 2013
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
 › 1 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Rebecca, Macfie
Category Award Winning
Social Impact Of Disasters
Industrial Relations & Safety
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand
New Zealand Post Book Award Finalists 2014
General Non-Fiction Finalists 2014
Number of Pages 272
Dimensions Width: 146mm
Height: 215mm
Spine: 24mm
Dewey Code 363.119622334099372
Weight 549g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Coal mine accidents - New Zealand - Grey District, Pike River Mine Disaster, N.Z., 2010, Accident victims - New Zealand - Grey District
NBS Text Current Affairs & Issues
ONIX Text General/trade