Three charged over Pike disaster

THE New Zealand Department of Labour has laid 25 charges against three unnamed parties alleging health and safety failures at the Pike River coal mine following the tragic deaths of 29 miners nearly a year ago.

Three charged over Pike disaster Three charged over Pike disaster Three charged over Pike disaster Three charged over Pike disaster Three charged over Pike disaster

But concerns remain that the charges may interfere with the ongoing Royal Commission into the disaster and that the terms of reference by the department were too narrow to address the underlying

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