How Many Miners Have Been Rescued

October 13, 2010 by staff 

How Many Miners Have Been Rescued, 21 minors were removed to safety from a collapsed mine in San Jose, Chile. Thirty-three miners were trapped underground there since August 5.

The miners were buried alive in a cave 2,070 feet below ground when the mine collapsed two months ago. Early reports suggested that men would not be rescued before Christmas. But everyone has worked hard to bring men trapped as quickly as possible, and they succeeded months in advance.

Around midnight, Chile, the first miner was pulled into a rescue capsule through a hole in it was only 26 inches wide. His family, emergency workers, and even Chile President Sebastián Piñera were at the mine to meet him above ground.

The miners were underground so long that their eyes became accustomed to the darkness. To keep the view of minors to be damaged when they reach the surface, Oakley, an American company, has provided special sunglasses for minors to wear. They should also take drugs once they are back on the surface to reconstruct their body’s defenses against microbes common.

The capsule carrying every man is called Phoenix. It is named after a mythical bird that always comes back to life. Very few rescue people trapped underground to date have been carried out successfully. For two months, the trapped miners attracted the attention of Chile and the world.

Family members and supporters of the lookout above the mine in a tent city dubbed Camp Hope. They sang, hoped, and ate together while waiting for the miners to be withdrawn.

The miners were isolated from the world for more than two weeks after the mine collapsed. When drillers were finally able to locate the cave where the men were trapped, holes were drilled into the rock to supply the miners with fresh air, water and food.

Doctors at NASA, the U.S. space agency, the Chilean navy and treated as if the miners were trapped on a space station astronauts. They were instructed to exercise, play games, and keep them busy to avoid feeling sad or panicked.

It was important for children to maintain morale by maintaining contact with families and friends. Thus, the son calls and video projection systems were installed after several weeks. Yet some of the miners preferred to send letters to their loved ones by putting them above ground in small caps pulled up by wire.

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