Chilean Mine-Persuasive Communication

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Hannah Joseph
Business Communication 275
October 25, 2011
Week 4: Persuasive Communication

Internal Release
Attention: Employees
On August 5, 2010 33 of our employees working in our San Jose Mine copper operation were trapped in a mine explosion. We have deployed crews who are working diligently to rescue these employees. Details relating to this mine collapse are limited and will be released as we find out more detail. Presently, there are counselors available for all who need. We ask that any calls from family members of those trapped in the mine be directed to Human Resources. A press conference is being set up to address the media and preparations have been made to contact the immediate families. We ask that all employees keep in mind that this is a delicate situation that not only affects us but also affects the community and the immediate family members of those involved in the explosion. Please direct any further concerns to human resources. Thank you,

Human Resources

To Whom It May Concern: Family
On August 5, 2010 there was an accident and there was an explosion at our San Jose mine. We regret to inform you that your husband was trapped in the explosion with a crew of 32 other men. We want to assure you that we are doing everything to rescue your loved one as quickly as possible. Presently the men have oxygen, food and water and we have minor communication with them. However, at this time we do not have an expected time of how long it will take to reach the men. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact our human resource department. We will contact you promptly when we have more information. Thank you,

Human Resources

Addressing Different Audiences About the Same Topic
On August 5, 2010 in Northern Chile there was an explosion at a San Jose mine owned by Minera San Estaban Primera. This explosion trapped 34 miners leaving them with enough food, oxygen and water to initially last them only four days. In...
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