Chilean Copper Mine Collapse

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Chilean Copper Mine Collapse

Chilean Copper Mine Collapse

A small copper mine in San Jose, located in north Chile, collapsed trapping workers underground. The mine collapsed on August 5th, trapping 33 workers in the mine. The coverage of this mine collapse came two long weeks after the traumatic event. Initially the incident did not catch any news worthy attention. Mine collapses are pretty common but the accident finally caught the interest of an editor, and then it went viral from there. The mine is approximately 300 meters deep. Rescuers had to drill a second hole to locate workers but there was no confirmation of any active life underground in the initial survey of the situation. There was a limited supply of what the miners would need down there such as water, food, and oxygen and it had been 4 days since the mine collapsed. There was a lot of speculation as to whether workers would be alive down there with the limited resources but rescuers worked at a non-stop pace to get to the trapped miners in hopes that there were survivors. A second cave-in the Saturday after the initial collapse, delayed rescuers for approximately 3 additional hours before they could resume their rescue efforts. The accident trapped workers for over two months at depths up to 2000 feet below ground. A tunnel gave way and the story was seen around the world as a miracle. The worldwide coverage was intense showing every detail of what Chilean Copper Mine Collapse

Chilean Copper Mine Collapse

the rescue team went through to get to these trapped miners. Over 1,000 news reporters and journalists from all over the world covered the story. The coverage became more intense when a rescue worker surfaced with a note from the trapped miners telling the world that they were all ok. The families were ecstatic to hear this news. There was a wave of relief from the families to the mine officials to the reporters. Many of the family members of the trapped miners had...
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