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Chilean Miners Trapped in San Jose Mine

THE RESCUE RESCUE ASSESSMENT FIELD HOSPITAL FAMILY ROOM The 33 miners In the family meeting Each miner given a10 minute Miners kept under observation room, each miner to see three chosen lifted to surface preliminary assessment for four in one of two rescue capsules hours relatives or friends Miners taken 17 miles by helicopter to the amy hospital at Copiapo TIMELINE ACCIDENT August 5 Four men; two 10 mining experts and two naval DISCOVERY All men found medics lowered into the mine 20 alive to assist with the rescue DRILLING BEGINS First of three 30 2,047t Pilot hole rescue plans drilled starts 40 Widening 50 DAYS TRAPPED Longest in history starts 50 60 PLAN B SUCCESS Widened shaft reaches miners ALL MINERS SAVED After 70 days underground 70 SAN JOSE COPPER MINE DRILL B DRILL A DRILL C MINE SHAFT Driling machine created a pilot hole before being expanded to be big enough for the rescue capsule Schramm T-130 500ft 11° UNMINED AREAS FAILED San Jose mine 1,000ft MINED AREAS CHILE ARGENTINA Santiago O 200 miles 1,500ft TUNNEL COLLAPSED ON AUGUST 5 FAILED 2,000ft 2,067ft WORKSHOP AREA 2,297ft REFUGEAREA » CONTACT An experienced paramedic will be lowered down the mine to determine in what order the men should be brought to the surface based on their physical fitness AREA BLASTED AWAY BY DYNAMITE TO CREATE SPACE FOR CAPSULE CONTROLLED BLASTING A An area large enough for the capsule was created in the workshop area R The miners blasted the rock, using dynamite, to create this space © Graphic: Andrew Blenkinsop | Michael Agar

Chilean Miners Trapped in San Jose Mine

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A group of 33 miners from the San Jose mine in Copiapo, Chile were trapped 2,297 feet underground for 69 days after the mine collapsed on 5 August, 2010.


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