Posts Tagged ‘ Merv Neil ’

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 director pleads guilty

Oct 5th, 2009 | By

Icepak Coolstores director Wayne Grattan pleaded guilty to a charge arising from last year’s fatal fire at Tamahere in the Hamilton District Court today but charges are to be withdrawn against two other directors.

Firemen thank hospital staff

Sep 20th, 2009 | By

They helped save firefighters’ lives, coming in from days off and performing miracles in the midst of tragedy.

Merv and Murph burn up track

Jun 8th, 2009 | By

A year after the catastrophic explosion and fire at the Icepak coolstore at Tamahere and while still recovering from his injuries, fireman Merv Neil has grabbed the chance to burn up the race track.

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.

Surviving against the odds

Apr 5th, 2009 | By

The first anniversary of the Icepak Coolstores fire at Tamahere has brought heartening news of the incredible but steady recovery of the most badly injured of the seven firefighters, Mev Neil.

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.

Tamahere pays tribute to firefighters

Sep 26th, 2008 | By

After 10 weeks in a coma and six months in hospital Hamilton firefighter Merv Neil, who received burns to 73% of his body in April’s fatal Icepak fire, today returned to Tamahere for the first time.