The first report I read was that one shaft had collapsed due to a broken pipe and that this hoist was currently inoperable. The later reports sound more hopeful. Magma’s cages had 25 men one each level for a total of 50 total per cage. Maintenance and vent shaft cages had lesser capacity. I can’t really visualize getting 3000 + down for one shift. Also, 4000 feet depth is considered really deep for what I am used to.
posted on 10/03/2007 3:34:22 PM PDT
All miners at or on their way to the surface.
Twenty minute trip up.
posted on 10/04/2007 7:06:40 AM PDT
(Send Fred some bread! Not a whole loaf, a slice or two will do!)
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