NZ mine specialist dies

Last updated 12:04 03/07/2014

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New Zealand mine safety specialist Dave Feickert, recognised for cutting mine accidents in China, has died.

Feickert, who had been battling liver cancer for almost a decade, died in Hospice Wanganui yesterday, his death notice said.

He won China's Friendship prize for Foreign Experts in 2009 for his work to improve mine safety and health in its mines.

His work was regarding as having cut the accident rate by 70 per cent, his biography says.

He leaves a wife, daughter and two grandchildren, the notice said.

His funeral is on Tuesday in Wanganui.

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