14 Nov 2018

Nervous wait before Pike River Mine decision

From Morning Report, 6:40 am on 14 November 2018

Friends and family of those who died in the Pike River mine disaster are nervously awaiting an announcement this morning from the Minister Responsible for Pike River re-entry, Andrew Little. Mr Little will give his decision on whether, and if so how, the West Coast coal mine will be re-entered in an attempt to recover the remains of the 29 men who died there, and to search for clues as to why it exploded. Three options for re-entry were released in June this year for evaluation. Tommy Daly lost a close friend, Milton Osborne, in the 2010 explosion.