754 users online (112 members and 642 guests)  


The Killing Season - Websleuths

Websleuths News


Page 1 of 28 1 2 3 11 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 413
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Posts
    26,910

    US coal mine collapse traps six-Utah - Thread No. 2

    Please continue here.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    3,545
    Thank you Jeana!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    3,545

    Still No Press Conference

    Still no press conference. Local news says they are supposed to get a news conference at 7PM (MDT) or 9PM Eastern time. The 4th bore hole is complete. It takes about 2 hours to withdraw the drill bit from the mountain then a camera & mic will be lowered into the bore hole.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Toronto, Canada
    Posts
    602
    Quote Originally Posted by RKnowley View Post
    Still no press conference. Local news says they are supposed to get a news conference at 7PM (MDT) or 9PM Eastern time. The 4th bore hole is complete. It takes about 2 hours to withdraw the drill bit from the mountain then a camera & mic will be lowered into the bore hole.
    And they need to brief families first.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    3,545
    Exactly.

    Quote Originally Posted by Utopia View Post
    And they need to brief families first.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Vermont
    Posts
    6,107
    Thank-you Jeana and RKnowley for the new thread.
    Much Respect,
    dark_shadows

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    The Mountains of Pa.*
    Posts
    1,109
    They keep moving the time. From Noon to Six to Seven and now.........I am not sure there is a time. Is there?
    I came here to see if anyone has more information. Its just so quiet.
    I guess Fox just said after briefing family members........so sometime tonight I guess. Prayers to the miners.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    on the prowl
    Posts
    26,409
    Quote Originally Posted by Sundayrain View Post
    They keep moving the time. From Noon to Six to Seven and now.........I am not sure there is a time. Is there?
    I came here to see if anyone has more information. Its just so quiet.
    I guess Fox just said after briefing family members........so sometime tonight I guess. Prayers to the miners.
    I just checked msnbc and nothing updated online since yesterday and just turned on FNC after reading your post but they're talking about the storms. I really am hoping that they're still alive, but does anyone know if miners in other collapses have survived this long? I really don't know much about the subject!
    Rest in Peace
    Joey, Summer, Gianni & Joseph Mateo


  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    on the prowl
    Posts
    26,409
    On Geraldo now ~ 4th hole has been drilled. He said the press conference has been postponed but the caption on the bottom of the screen still says they're awaiting it. A guest expert, former mining safety administrator, says it's a hard call to make when to give up on the trapped miners.
    Rest in Peace
    Joey, Summer, Gianni & Joseph Mateo


  10. #10
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    3,545
    Aug 18, 2007 5:28 pm US/Mountain
    Latest Drill Hole Into Coal Mine Completed

    (KUTV) HUNTINGTON - With underground rescue operations halted and the fate of six miners still a mystery, officials on Saturday hoped a fourth borehole drilled deep into a collapsed mine would finally provide clues to whether the men were alive.

    Rescuers stopped tunneling through a collapsed mine passageway after three among their ranks were killed and six others injured by coal sent flying by a mountain ``bump,'' or shift in rock layers. That left the focus on a drill crew boring through nearly 1,600 feet of rock to reach an area of the mine where the missing men might have retreated.

    Workers broke through Saturday afternoon and were preparing to lower a camera into the void, hoping for any sign of the men who have been missing since the Aug. 6 cave-in at the Crandall Canyon mine.

    ``We've had no problem. We got through sooner than we expected,'' said Richard Kulczewski, a spokesman for the U.S. Department of Labor.

    A news conference was pushed back to 9 p.m. EDT to give officials time to meet with family members about what the camera shows them.

    Rescuers planned to send signals down the 8 1/2-inch hole _ rapping on the steel drill bit in hopes the miners would respond. If the men are alive, the hole could be used to deliver food and water to them.


    More at link: http://kutv.com/topstories/local_story_218103238.html


  11. #11
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    17,719
    I thought I read USA Today a few days ago, and didn't a miner survive 12 days once?

    It's heartbreaking, but I just don't think there's much hope at this point, especially if it's too dangerous and they can't get into the mine.

    Does anyone know, do the miners have life insurance? To pay for the families left behind?

    Edited to add - I just read the above post and it sounds like they could find out something tonite!

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    13,721
    Hang in there...its not over till its over

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    on the prowl
    Posts
    26,409
    I'm hoping their news conference brings some good news!
    Rest in Peace
    Joey, Summer, Gianni & Joseph Mateo


  14. #14
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    at home
    Posts
    23,627
    17%O2
    1414'--------------1586'----------------1865'------------------------
    3rd----------------4th------------------2nd---------------------------rescue
    Hole---------------Hole-----------------Hole--------------------------workers
    CC147-<-520'->--CC143-<-780'->-----CC137-----<-1100'->---------CC128
    there's 130 feet between crosscuts

  15. #15
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    4,983
    Quote Originally Posted by panthera View Post
    I'm hoping their news conference brings some good news!
    Ditto panthera.......they sure need good news!

Page 1 of 28 1 2 3 11 ... LastLast


Similar Threads

  1. US coal mine collapse traps six-Utah - Thread No. 3
    By Earthbound Misfit I in forum Up to the Minute
    Replies: 212
    Last Post: 01-17-2008, 11:39 PM
  2. Explosion In Kentucky Coal Mine
    By Shadow205 in forum Up to the Minute
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 05-20-2006, 08:39 PM
  3. Miners Trapped In WV Coal Mine
    By Shadow205 in forum Up to the Minute
    Replies: 620
    Last Post: 04-17-2006, 01:57 PM
  4. Mine Collapse - Pikeville, KY
    By Liz in forum Up to the Minute
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 01-11-2006, 09:55 AM