The Department of Labour has laid 25 charges against three individuals related to the Pike River disaster.
However both the nature of the charges and the names of those charged are suppressed.
I’d say this was inevitable given the basic safety failures at Pike. It’s just a pity that it’s taken this tragedy to draw the attention of the DoL.
It would be a small silver lining if the Pike tragedy provoked a greater emphasis on health and safety in Kiwi workplaces and a more proactive approach from DoL and the government. I’m not holding my breath.
Note: I’d imagine the suppression won’t last long but while it’s on I’d ask commenters not to speculate about the identity of the accused.