Pike River risk assessments continue today

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Wednesday, 22 May 2019, 7:00AM
There were cheers from the families of the 29 men who died, as the portal to the mine was opened yesterday.

It's straight back to work today for the three men who've been the first to enter the Pike River mine in eight and a half years.

There were cheers from the families of the 29 men who died, as the portal to the mine was opened yesterday.

Three men, including Pike River Recovery Agency chief operating officer Dinghy Pattinson, stepped into the drift, which is in good condition.

Reporter Rachel Das told Tim Dower they're getting on with more risk assessments today

She says once that's over, they'll continue working on ventilation up to the 170 metre wall.

 

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