On the 17th of February the Pike River Recovery Agency reached the roof fall, 2.26kms up the drift access tunnel. SCT personnel, including Managing Director Stuart MacGregor and Senior Geotechnical Engineer Chris Lee, have been working closely with the PRRA and other technical experts towards this significant milestone. It is the culmination of 3 years of planning and execution.
Families of the Pike 29 had given the PRRA mementoes, which were placed into the Rocsil plug facing the roof fall, along with a letter from the agency to the men. PRRA Chief Operating Officer Dinghy Pattinson said “We left a letter pinned to the Rocsil plug addressed to the Pike 29. We promised that work would continue on finding out what happened on 19 November 2010. And we said goodbye.”
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