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Tragedy at Pike River Mine: 2021 Edition: How and Why 29 Men Died
 

Tragedy at Pike River Mine: 2021 Edition: How and Why 29 Men Died (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)

By Macfie, Rebecca

Winner: Post Book Award, Best First Book, Non-fiction. On a sunny afternoon in November 2010, a massive explosion rocked the underground Pike River coal mine, deep in a mountain range in New Zealand's South Island. More than an hour and a half later, two ashen men stumbled from t...he mine's entrance to report that 29 men remained trapped inside. Samples revealed extremely high levels of carbon monoxide in the mine and the presence of fire. For five agonizing days the men's families and friends waited and prayed until, after a second violent blast, all hope was extinguished. Tragedy at Pike River Mine is a dramatic, suspenseful account of a disaster that shook the nation-and the world. Pike River was no ordinary mine. It had been touted by the company and by government ministers as a showcase of modern mining. Shares in the company had been rapidly taken up by investors, swept away by predictions of extraordinary returns. Beneath the hype, though, lay mismanagement, mistakes and willful blindness that would cost men their lives. Based on extensive research and more than a hundred interviews, this powerful book provides chilling insights into the causes of the tragedy and puts a human face on the people who suffered.
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ISBN 9781927249789
Published NZ 30 Mar 2022
Publisher Awa Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, 2nd Revised edition
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ISBN-13 9781927249789
Stock Out of stock
Status Availability and pricing is uncertain (no recent updates from publisher)
Publisher Awa Press
Imprint Awa Press
Published 30 Mar 2022
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, 2nd Revised edition
 › 1 other possible formats available
Edition 2nd Revised edition
Author(s) By Macfie, Rebecca
Category World History: Postwar, From C 1945 -
Australasian & Pacific History
Social Impact Of Disasters
Mining Industry
Energy Industries & Utilities
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 146mm
Height: 216mm
Dewey Code 363.119622334099372
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Pike River Mine Disaster, NZ, 2010, Coal mine accidents - New Zealand - Grey District, Accident victims - New Zealand - Grey District
NBS Text Industrial Studies: General
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly

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