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Posted: 7/26/2002 4:03:22 AM EDT
Please say a prayer for the rescue of 9 miner in a PA mine. A broken bit has halted the rescue effort temporarily, water continues to rise in the mine...ECS [url]http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2002-07-25-miners-trapped_x.htm[/url]
Link Posted: 7/26/2002 4:16:10 AM EDT
[url]http://www.dep.state.pa.us/dep/deputate/minres/dms/website/accidents/quecreek/[/url] Here is a link to near Real Time updates on the situation. Doesn't look good at all. [img]http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/smilie/sadness.gif[/img]
Link Posted: 7/26/2002 4:20:11 AM EDT
Thanks, I"m glad to see the water is now receeding....
Link Posted: 7/26/2002 4:21:30 AM EDT
Dear Father, Be with these men and those who are attempting to rescue them. Be with their families and loved ones during this dark time in their lives. Bring them all home safely. In Jesus' Name we pray, Amen.
Link Posted: 7/26/2002 4:35:57 AM EDT
god bless those miners and the rescue workers.
Link Posted: 7/26/2002 8:51:41 AM EDT
7/26/2002 11:30AM - Workers at the site of the Quecreek Mine in Somerset County have begun drilling a second 30-inch shaft, in an attempt to reach the nine miners trapped approximately 240 below the surface. Efforts continue to remove the piece of the original drill bit which broke about 105 feet below the surface early this morning. If that bit can be removed, drilling can resume in the original rescue shaft.
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Doesn't sound promising at all. [img]http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/smilie/sadness.gif[/img]
Link Posted: 7/26/2002 9:03:28 AM EDT
Underground mining is still a fairly dangerous occupation. My prayers are with these men. -legrue
Link Posted: 7/26/2002 9:14:02 AM EDT
Link Posted: 7/26/2002 12:22:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/26/2002 12:24:29 PM EDT by platform389]
7/26/2002 3:15PM - Water is being pumped out of the mine shaft where the nine miners are trapped. The water level has been dropped by approximately 17 feet, and it needs to drop another 16 to 17 feet to significantly relieve the water pressure surrounding the air pocket being provided for the miners. Water is being pumped out of the mine shaft at a rate of approximately 20,000 gallons per minute.
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Some serious pumps! [img]http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/smilie/eek4.gif[/img]
7/26/2002 3:45PM - Contrary to earlier reports, workers still don’t have the broken drill bit out of the first rescue shaft. A different piece of equipment arrived in the last hour and will be used to try to get the broken bit out. In the meantime, drilling continues on a second rescue shaft. Workers have reached a depth of about 30 feet.
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Good news...Bad news... [img]http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/smilie/sadness.gif[/img]
Link Posted: 7/26/2002 12:47:32 PM EDT
Originally Posted By platform389:
7/26/2002 3:15PM - Water is being pumped out of the mine shaft where the nine miners are trapped. The water level has been dropped by approximately 17 feet, and it needs to drop another 16 to 17 feet to significantly relieve the water pressure surrounding the air pocket being provided for the miners. Water is being pumped out of the mine shaft at a rate of approximately 20,000 gallons per minute.
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Some serious pumps!
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I'm not so sure, it has been estimated that there is 60 million gallons of water.
Link Posted: 7/26/2002 1:35:34 PM EDT
7/26/2002 5:00PM - All pieces of the broken drill bit have been removed from Rescue Shaft 1. Drilling will resume in the 100-foot hole. Drilling also will continue in Rescue Shaft 2. Shaft 2 is currently 40 feet deep.
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Good News Indeed! Keep the Prayers going! [img]http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/smilie/biggrin2.gif[/img]
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