12 Oct 2010

HOW THE CHILEAN MINERS WILL REACH THE SURFACE


Workers lower a tube that is used for sending supplies to miners trapped in an underground copper and gold mine at Copiapo city October 11, 2010. - Workers lower a tube that is used for sending supplies to miners trapped in an underground copper and gold mine at Copiapo city October 11, 2010. | Reuters

Special winch will ensure comfortable ride during Chilean mine rescue

NATHAN VANDERKLIPPE

San Jose Mine, Chile— Globe and Mail Update
A cement truck has arrived at a Chilean mine as crews enter the final stages of rescuing 33 men who have been trapped deep underground since August.
Workers must pour a cement foundation for a winch that will soon be installed to lift the miners to safety. The winch has been specially designed to gently tug the men to surface; engineers have spared no expense to provide a comfortable ride intended to avoid inducing panic during the ascent.


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