Grey District: Paparoa National Park, Pike River Mine Disaster, Ross Branch, Greymouth, Pike River Coal, Rewanui Branch, Blackball, N Books LLC

ISBN: 9781155798264

Published: August 17th 2011

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28 pages


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Grey District: Paparoa National Park, Pike River Mine Disaster, Ross Branch, Greymouth, Pike River Coal, Rewanui Branch, Blackball, N  by  Books LLC

Grey District: Paparoa National Park, Pike River Mine Disaster, Ross Branch, Greymouth, Pike River Coal, Rewanui Branch, Blackball, N by Books LLC
August 17th 2011 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 28 pages | ISBN: 9781155798264 | 4.28 Mb

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 27. Chapters: Paparoa National Park, Pike River Mine disaster, Ross Branch, Greymouth, Pike River Coal, RewanuiMorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.

Pages: 27. Chapters: Paparoa National Park, Pike River Mine disaster, Ross Branch, Greymouth, Pike River Coal, Rewanui Branch, Blackball, New Zealand, Stillwater-Westport Line, Arthurs Pass, Rapahoe Branch, Blackball Branch, Lake Brunner, Runanga, New Zealand, Brunner Mine disaster, Dobson, New Zealand, Paroa, West Coast, Deception River, Moana, New Zealand, Ahaura, Barrytown, John Paul II High School, Brunner, New Zealand, Crooked River, Haupiri, Ngahere, Arnold Power Station, Grey River, Karoro, New Zealand, Inchbonnie, Blaketown, Paparoa Range, Cobden, New Zealand, Haupiri River, Greymouth High School, Stillwater, West Coast, Poerua River, Lake Poerua, Arnold River, Greymouth Airport, Eastern Hohonu River, Rough River, Ikamatua, Upper Grey River, Waikiti River, Shantytown, New Zealand, Nancy River, Rolleston River, Little Hohonu River, Waiheke River, Clarke River, Otto River, Tyneside Mine, Alexander River, Ahaura River.

Excerpt: The Pike River Mine disaster was a coal mining accident that began on 19 November 2010 in the Pike River Mine, 46 kilometres (29 mi) northeast of Greymouth, in the West Coast Region of New Zealands South Island. A first explosion occurred in the mine at approximately 3:44 pm (NZDT, UTC+13). At the time of the explosion 31 miners and contractors were present in the mine.

Two miners managed to walk from the mine- they were treated for moderate injuries and released from hospital the next day. The remaining 16 miners and 13 contractors were believed to be at least 1,500 metres (4,900 ft) from the mines entrance. Following a second explosion on 24 November at 2:37 pm, the 29 remaining men were believed by police to be dead. Police Superintendent Gary Knowles, officer in command of the rescue operation (Operation Pike) said he believed that based on that explosion, no one survived. A third explosion occurred...



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