New Zealand lays charges over volcano deaths

Wellington (AFP) Nov 30, 2020
New Zealand’s workplace safety watchdog handed down criminal charges Monday over last year’s White Island volcanic eruption that claimed 22 lives and left dozens more with horrific burns. WorkSafe had investigated why 47 people, mainly Australian tourists, were on the island in December 2019 when a column of burning ash and steam blasted from a volcanic vent. Chief executive Phil Parkes
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