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Utah Mine Rant

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Prophet of Mike Zagurski

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As of the writing of this blog, there are still 6 miners trapped in mine for the last ten days. Just recently ambulances were called to the scene because several rescuers were injured.

 

What upsets me is that it has taken so long to find these guys. It's the twenty first century and the people in charge have been slowly digging to find these miners. Through out this entire crisis the CEO of the mining company has been doing damage control. He has been trying to shift the blame on an earthquake. I believe it has not determined which came first; the earthquake or the mine collapse.

 

I know one thing. The people of Pittston, Scranton, and Dupont, PA. would have put up with this.

 

In the days before World War II, the Irish miners in PA were getting sick of working in the mines. They were moving on to other ventures. The owners of these mines looked to the Polish to work in the mines. A Pole representing the mining company would travel to Poland and tell the Polish how great America is. The Poles would agree that America is great and would leave for America. When they got to America, they worked in the mines.

 

Those were my relatives. In their time working in the mines, they experienced lung problems. During their time in the mines, they never collapsed.

 

I believe if something were to happen to them, the surrounding communities would have come together and rescue them. They would have put up with waiting more than 10 days.

 

I hope the miners are safe.

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I don't know anything about the mining industry, but if the rescue effort were rushed, wouldn't there be a danger of more collapses or similar damage?

 

Yeah but asa typical American, I need things to be as soon as possible. The last mine collapse in Penn didn't take so long and they rescued all the miners.

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I heard on the news today that there was a collapse and three rescue workers died.

 

Also, I do not like how the mine's owner has presented himself in this situation, but then again I'm sure he isn't known for his public relations expertise.

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I heard on the news today that there was a collapse and three rescue workers died.

 

Also, I do not like how the mine's owner has presented himself in this situation, but then again I'm sure he isn't known for his public relations expertise.

 

I'm surprised the union reps haven't been out there countering his claims.

 

It's really sad that the miners are probably dead and three of the rescuers are dead also.

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The miners are long gone, probably have been since day one or two.

 

Technology hasn't advanced to the point where we can push a button and travel down a mine. If it did, we wouldn't need miners to go in the first place. Working a mine is an inherently dangerous job. And it isn't that it happens more frequently as much as it is that every mine disaster gets reported these days. Not all mines are created alike either. The last mine in Pennsylvania was probably easier to access.

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