White Island volcano: New Zealand authorities charge 13 parties over disaster

White Island volcano: New Zealand authorities charge 13 parties over disasterNovember 30, 2020

Ten parties charged under health and safety laws and three charged as directors or individuals over Whakaari explosion which killed 22

New Zealand’s workplace safety watchdog has charged 13 parties as part of its investigation into last December’s White Island/Whakaari volcano eruption, according to reports. Twenty two people died in the disaster.

Ten parties face charges under the Health and Safety at Work Act which carries a maximum fine of $1.5m (US$1.06m).

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