UPS Moves a Mountain of Machinery for Trapped Chilean Miners

UPS Moves a Mountain of Machinery for Trapped Chilean Miners

by Shawn Butler

Summary

UPS arranged for the transport of special new drilling equipment to Copiapo, Chile,  four drills that may allow the miners to be freed in 60 days – half the time than originally projected.

Friday, September 17, 2010 - 2:45pm

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Hope goes up and down at the San Jose Mine near Copiapo, Chile, like the temperature. 

On August 5, a cave-in at a gold and copper mine in the blistering Atacama Desert here blocked the only passageway in and out. Miners lucky enough to escape the disaster wept for 33 of their co-workers, left a half mile below the surface of the earth and presumed lost.

But hope soared when 17 days later a probe shaft drilled by rescue officials located all 33 men safe in a room-sized chamber of the mine. The miners had survived in utter darkness for two and one-half weeks on two teaspoons of tuna fish, a sip of milk and half a biscuit each every 48 hours.

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