Posts Tagged ‘ firefighters ’

"Catalogue of errors" causes blast

Dec 15th, 2009 | By

Labour Department lawyer Shona Carr has outlined a catalogue of errors and inaction she said contributed to the fatal April 5, 2008 Icepak Coolstores explosion.



Blast death haunts mates

Dec 15th, 2009 | By

The death of firefighter Derek Lovell will haunt his colleagues for years to come, says the lawyer hired to represent them.



Icepak coolstore "bomb" in waiting

Dec 14th, 2009 | By

A refrigeration company has been accused of creating a bomb at the Icepak coolstores at Tamahere that killed one firefighter and seriously injured seven others in April 2008.



Icepak gas detector inferior

Nov 24th, 2009 | By

A Hamilton District Court Judge has ruled that the company that installed gas-detection equipment at the Icepak Coolstore, Tamahere, that exploded in April 2008, didn’t deliberately choose and install an inferior product.



Dismay at Icepak directors' pleas

May 14th, 2009 | By

Tamahere residents expressed dismay Icepak Coolstores’ three directors are continuing to deny charges over last year’s fatal explosion with one resident describing their stance as “gutless”.



Tales from a year after fire

Apr 6th, 2009 | By

In the second major feature story marking the first anniversary of the fatal Icepak Tamahere fire, the firefighters injured on that April day told Tracey Cooper of the Waikato Times about the events that changed their lives.



One year on from fatal blast – TV3

Apr 6th, 2009 | By

It has been a year of pain, fear and grief, but now firefighters injured in last year’s fatal Icepak Coolstores fire at Tamahere are ready to smile again, reported TV3.



Firefighter's memorial unveiled

Apr 1st, 2009 | By

A plaque in memory of fallen firefighter Derek Lovell will remind new recruits at Hamilton central fire station of the dangers of their job,



Tamahere – a year on from fatal fire

Mar 29th, 2009 | By

It is one year since the explosion at Waikato’s Icepak Coolstore, which killed one firefighter and left seven others badly injured. The scars are far from healed for the firemen and the community – and there are still many unanswered questions.



Injured firefighter's milestone

Aug 2nd, 2008 | By

Firefighter David Beanland’s recovery from the serious burns he received in the April 5 Icepak coolstore explosion and fire at Tamahere has been marked with a special milestone.