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Pike River directors respond

Pike River directors respond
Article Type:
News
Publication Date:
2012-11-23
Jurisdiction:
New Zealand

Three of the directors of Pike River Coal Ltd have issued a statement through their lawyer responding to some of the findings of the Royal Commission's report into the explosion.

Their key points are:

  • production was never prioritised above safety;
  • the board never rejected a safety request on financial or production grounds;
  • the board was not aware of any unmet safety requirements;
  • safety and training manager Neville Rockhouse did not start with a blank piece of paper;
  • operational safety problems were not raised with the board.
People Mentioned:
Neville Rockhouse
Organisations Mentioned:
Pike River Coal Ltd; Royal Commission
Website:
Reference No:
121123CA-5412

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