Pike River families' spokesman trying to track down ex-boss

Flames coming out of a ventilation shaft at the Pike River Mine. Photo / APN
Flames coming out of a ventilation shaft at the Pike River Mine. Photo / APN

The spokesman for the Pike River families is still trying to contact the company's former CEO who refuses to front up to the Royal Commission.

Gordon Ward has upset many at the inquiry by refusing to appear or even provide a written statement.

Families spokesman Bernie Monk says he's been trying to speak to him.

"I have made some phone calls to certain people that I know and they're working very hard," he says.

Earlier evidence told of Pike being Mr Ward's baby until he left in mysterious circumstance just over a month before the first explosion.

- Newstalk ZB

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