In the News (Safety Leadership case study) – Pike River Mine Tragedy

A good case study re-enforcing the need for ‘Safety Leadership’/’Culture of Safety’ (from top to bottom) within an organisation…

Pike River mine warning: ‘She’s going to blow’

By: Neil Reid – (Fairfax NZ News) – 22/04/2012

Stuart Mudge dreamed of learning the art of mining on the Pike River coalface.

But it was a passion which ultimately claimed the life of the 31-year-old resident of Runanga, a township 10km northwest from Greymouth.

And as a Royal Commission of Inquiry investigates the cause of the tragedy – as well as a raft of issues relating to the mine’s safety procedures, design and the actions of former management Continue reading