Chilean copper mine collapse press release
Trapped: Inside the Chilean Mine Collapse. For now though, the route to the San Jose mine, where 33 men have been trapped for over a month, is carpeted in a rare, lush spectacle: an explosion of purple flowers. When you arrive at the entrance of the old copper mine you find a rescue operation being watched from around the world.The 2010 Copiap mining accident, also known then as the Chilean mining accident , began on Thursday, 5 August 2010 with a cavein at the San Jos coppergold mine, located in the Atacama Desert 45 kilometers (28 mi) north of the regional capital of Copiap, in northern Chile. Thirtythree men, trapped 700 meters (2, 300 ft) underground and 5 kilometers (3 mi) from the mine's entrance via chilean copper mine collapse press release
Oct 10, 2010 From collapse to rescue: Inside the Chile mine disaster. Shortly after the Mina San Jose collapse on Thursday, Aug. 5, miners in the area were already placing wooden crosses outside its entrance, some hung with helmets and miners lamps. But for the rescue team, leaving those men to die in that hole was never an option.