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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

i thank the goddess

for their rescue and i hope and pray (sure i pray, but not how you think) for these miners and all miners to be safe.................i can't help but to think how they will be compensated.

someone was being interviewed on npr yesterday  who was familiar with the industry.  he said he had just talked to a man who was injured in a mine (a mine owned by the SAME company that owned the 33 miners mine) so badly he lost a leg. that man was just now getting ready to start receiving some benefits from the company. well that most likely is NOT going to happen because this particular mining company is most likely going to declare bankruptcy. it's a dirty and horribly dangerous business. i can't even imagine what they went through in their ordeal

as of 1:03 am, 3 of the 33 are out
(found a transcript of the npr program neal conan interviews sean flynn 

Chile mine rescue begins with success
By Juan Forero and Jonathan Franklin

SAN JOSE MINE, CHILE - After 10 weeks in a dark, hot purgatory 2,000 feet underground, the first of 33 trapped miners was hoisted to freedom late Tuesday night, a rescue that was expected to mark the beginning of the end of a drama that captivated people worldwide. Florencio Avalos, 31, emerged in the cold of Chile's northern Atacama Desert just after midnight Wednesday (11 p.m. Eastern time), 69 days after he and his fellow miners were sealed in a cavern. They were trapped Aug. 5 when hundreds of thousands of tons of rocks collapsed on the gold and copper mine..............

and here are the ny times live updates

1 comment:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Nice to see a mine disaster story that ends in triumph and happiness for a change.