Had a google but can't find.. don't suppose you have a link available SD?
Andrew Little, National Secretary of the Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union (now E tu), three days after the tragedy said – [/size]“Every mine on the West Coast takes great care when it goes into production and I don’t think Pike River is any different from that. They’ve had a good health and safety committee that’s been very active. So there’s nothing before now that’s alerted us to any greater risk of this sort of incident happening than at any other time.” – Morning Report, November 22, 2010 –[/size]
Very contradictory of him if he did say that as I know he also said that the union had a "walk out" just weeks before the explosion over H&S issues. Something not adding up here..