Rescue Workers Rush To Reinforce Escape Tunnel To Free 33 Trapped Miners In Chile

EPA/CEZARO DE LUCAWorkers began to cover the first 96 meters of the evacuation tube with steel tubes for the 33 trapped miners who remained trapped since Aug. 5. SAN JOSE MINE, CHILE — Rescue workers today rushed to reinforce an...

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    10/12/2010 - 2:28 pm | View Link
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  • Rescue workers rush to reinforce escape tunnel to free 33 trapped miners in Chile
    SAN JOSE MINE, CHILE — Rescue workers today rushed to reinforce an escape tunnel that will be used to free 33 trapped miners in Chile. If all goes according to plan, the first miner is expected to be lifted to safety early Wednesday morning, more than ...
    10/10/2010 - 1:00 pm | View Link
  • Chileans hope to begin rescue of miners Wednesday
    Officials said late Saturday that workers first must reinforce the top few hundred feet (almost 100 meters) of the tunnel and had begun welding steel pipes for that purpose. The completion of the 28-inch(71-centimeter)-diameter escape shaft Saturday ...
    10/9/2010 - 1:00 pm | View Link
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