Chilean Mine Collapse

|Chilean Copper Mine Collapse                                                                       |
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|BCOM/275-Ralph Schoen                                                                               |
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|7/16/2012                                                                                           |
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|Nikawanni Coleman                                                                                   |

Chilean Copper Mine Collapse-30 Men Trapped

On August 5, 2010, a gold and copper mine near the northern city of Copiapo, Chile caved in trapping 33 miners in a chamber about 2,300 feet below the surface,   For 17 days it appeared as if all of the men were deceased. Finally a small hole reached the miners refuge and they were able to send up messages saying they were still alive. After this a video camera and a modified phone was sent to the miners so that they could communicate as needed. Later small holes were used to send sugar, water, liquid nutrients and other supplies to help the miners maintain their health,

      On October 13, 2010, 33 miners who had been trapped underground for more than two months returned to the surface after a successful rescue operation that inspired the Chileans and riveted the world ( staff and news service reports 2010). It was very amazing as we watched the live feed of each rescue at work and home. We cheered for each one of them as if we personally knew them; the entire scene was very emotional even from thousands of miles away. It took a little over 22 hours to complete the rescues; many...