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  • Chile Miners Keep the Shades On

    10/15/2010 3:00:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Yahoo's The Buzz Log ^ | October 15, 2010 | Mike Krumboltz
    The Chilean miners have been free for several days now, and are, we presume, getting used to life on the surface. One thing they apparently haven't gotten 100% used to is the sunlight. The miners are still wearing sunglasses, and many online searchers are wondering why. Oakley donated pairs of their fancy shades to the miners in an effort to help ease the rescued heroes back into life above ground. The concern is very real. According to Dr. Andrew Hartwick, assistant professor at the College of Optometry at Ohio State University, after a history-making 69 days underground, the miners face...
  • They're all out: 33 miners raised safely in Chile

    10/13/2010 8:45:33 PM PDT · by malkee · 25 replies
    Yahoo ^ | October 13 2010 | Michael Warren
    SAN JOSE MINE, Chile – The last of the Chilean miners, the foreman who held them together when they were feared lost, was raised from the depths of the earth Wednesday night — a joyous ending to a 69-day ordeal that riveted the world. No one has ever been trapped so long and survived. Luis Urzua ascended smoothly through 2,000 feet of rock, completing a 22 1/2-hour rescue operation that unfolded with remarkable speed and flawless execution. Before a jubilant crowd of about 2,000 people, he became the 33rd miner to be rescued. "We have done what the entire world...
  • Plan B [by US company] Turns Out to Be Fastest Path for Rescue

    10/13/2010 4:39:15 AM PDT · by docbnj · 18 replies
    New York Times ^ | 13 Oct 2010 | Henry Fountain
    One reason Chilean officials may have thought the drilling could take far longer was that they were not familiar with the type of drill that carved the rescue hole. ... “To tell you the truth, I don’t think anyone had a whole lot of faith in us,” said Brandon Fisher, president of Center Rock, a company in Berlin, Pa., that supplied the Plan B drills. “They didn’t understand the technology.” Mr. Fisher and others lobbied the Chilean government to let them use the drills, known as downhole hammers, which have air-powered bits that pound the rock as the drill rotates....
  • Mexican Counsel urges mine rescue efforts to continue, despite tragedy

    08/17/2007 3:10:11 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 29 replies · 791+ views
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 08/17/2007 | Olga Muñoz
    HUNTINGTON - A Mexican Consul wants the search for the six coal miners trapped in Crandall Canyon to continue -- despite last night's "seismic" bump that left three rescue workers dead and six men injured. "I asked the governor to talk to mining officials so they can continue the search, but with a new strategy and in whatever capacity possible," said Consul Salvador Jimenez. Three of the six missing miners are Mexicans. Jimenez acknowledged that Thursday's events have changed the rescue effort significantly. Jimenez met with Gov. Jon Huntsman this morning just before the governor spoke to the families of...
  • Tense wait as mine rescue enters delicate stage

    05/01/2006 10:52:33 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 6 replies · 536+ views
    A mining expert says the recovery operation at the Beaconsfield Gold mine in northern Tasmania is now reaching a highly technical phase. The anxious wait is continuing at the mine as rescuers prepare to bore a 12-metre-long tunnel to reach trapped miners Todd Russell and Brant Webb. After six days being trapped one kilometre underground, the two men are now receiving food, water and medication. The body of their colleague, Larry Knight, was brought to the surface last Thursday. Adelaide University Professor in Mining Geology Ian Plimer says at this stage of the rescue operation, extreme delicacy needs to be...
  • Senate Democrats Protest Mine Rescue

    08/13/2002 3:38:11 PM PDT · by ChocChipCookie · 199+ views
    via email, specific author unknown | unknown | unknown
    *****NEWS FLASH***** Washington, D.C. A Senate Committee composed of Senators Daschle, Clinton, and Feinstein have announced that the rescue of the trapped Pennsylvania coal miners has been cancelled, and the miners will, by recommendation of the Committee, be placed back in the mine. The Senators noted the following violations in the rescue process: 10. Heavy diesel equipment was moved to the rescue site without concern for possible air pollution. 9. Water was pumped out of the mine without first determining if it was polluted, and without providing an environmentally safe catchment area for the water. 8. Numerous holes were drilled...
  • An Untested Air Pressure System, and a Lunch Pail, Brought Relief to Miners

    07/29/2002 11:00:52 PM PDT · by kattracks · 1 replies · 232+ views
    New York Times ^ | 7/29/02 | IVER PETERSON
    OHNSTOWN, Pa., July 29 — A corned beef sandwich, two bottles of soda and an air supply system that had never been tried before sustained the nine miners who were trapped for nearly 80 hours underground until Sunday morning, some of them said today.The decision to try to pump 640 cubic feet of heated air per minute into the miners' underground chamber, Gov. Mark Schweiker said today, gave the miners the warmth and oxygen they needed to stay alive, while raising the air pressure in the chamber enough to push back the flood that had trapped the miners Wednesday...

    07/28/2002 1:07:26 AM PDT · by kattracks · 4 replies · 428+ views
    New York Post ^ | 7/28/02 | AP
  • 'We've Been Waiting,' They Say After 3 Days Underground

    07/28/2002 3:23:50 AM PDT · by kattracks · 17 replies · 206+ views
    New York Times ^ | 7/28/02 | FRANCIS X. CLINES
    UECREEK, Pa., Sunday, July 28 — Rescue workers broke through a coal-mine wall to nine trapped miners and found them all alive and well and aching to be rescued after three days of fighting for survival in a pocket of air in their flooded mine.By 2:45 a.m. today, all the miners had been pulled out.A wave of exultation swept out from the floodlit rescue scene in a farm field here as the first words resounded up from below with the news that all the missing miners had survived their ordeal 244 feet down in the 50-degree cold of the...
  • All nine alive in mine rescue

    07/27/2002 11:08:17 PM PDT · by kattracks · 9 replies · 134+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 7/28/02 | Judy Lin, AP
    <p>SOMERSET, Pa. — All nine miners trapped for three days in a flooded underground mine have been found alive, state officials said late yesterday.</p> <p>"All nine are alive," Gov. Mark Schweiker told reporters at the scene. "We believe all nine are in pretty good shape They're eager to come up."</p>