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Pike River recovery team reaches 170m seal

The New Zealand Pike River Recovery team has successfully reached the 170-metre mark as part of the recovery operation of the mine drift. A team this week crossed through the 170-metre seal and...

Pike River Recovery Agency Whati sthe staus of the Pike River Re-entry

What is the status of the Pike River mine re-entry?

Many across the international mining industry have been asking what is the status of the Pike River mine re-entry? The current delays regarding the re-entry to the mine have been largely based around...

Taking care of business tragedy at Pike River

On Friday 19 November 2010, a methane explosion caused a tragedy at New Zealand’s Pike River Coal Mine resulting in the deaths of 29 workers. Dr Carlos Sorentino examines what role poor corporate...

pike River foam plu ventilation plu

Pike River installs foam plug near roof fall

A Rocsil Ventilation plug has been installed at the Pike River mine in preparation for further re-entry to recover the mine’s drift. The ventilation plug will be used to provide a seal in the...

Pike River families travel inside mine

Pike River families travel inside mine

Earlier this morning around 30 family members descended down the Pike River mine drift to a mine seal to pay respects to their loved ones. The family members travelled in a drift runner in small...

A driftrunner prepares to take families to the 170 metre mark at the Pike River mine drift

Pike River families to enter mine

Families of the 29 miners killed in the Pike River mine disaster will be offered a trip in a drift runner to travel to the 170-metre mark in the mine’s drift. The symbolic move comes after the...