Skip to comments.Cave-in at Utah mine kills 3 rescue workers
Posted on 08/17/2007 2:30:27 AM PDT by Westlander
A disastrous cave-in Thursday night killed three rescue workers and injured at least six others who were trying to tunnel through rubble to reach six trapped miners, authorities said. Mining officials were considering whether to suspend the rescue effort.
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Dreadful. May they rest in peace.
Absent any information to the contrary, this rescue effort should become a recovery effort.
Go back to strip mining. These accidents are preventable.
As hard as it is to say, I thinkit is time to call off the digging. Keep drilling bore holes and if the miners are located and are alive, then rescue efforts can resume -- if they can't find them or they locate bodies via the bore holes : then they should collapse the entrance to the mine, seal it, and make it a tomb.
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