Wednesday, October 03, 2007

3000 Miners Trapped?

This just in, but I have a hard time believing it. 3000 miners were in a mine a one time? Whatever. I suspect it's probably more like 300, or less. Developing.

15 Comments:

At 6:20 PM, Blogger Fred said...

CNN echoing the same story.
http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/africa/10/03/carletonville.mine/index.html

 
At 6:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"He said the company could evacuate the miners over the next day using a smaller cage in another shaft, but the process would be a slow one."

Sounds under control. Hopefully.

 
At 6:38 PM, Blogger Fred said...

Perhaps. I just find it hard to believe there's over 3000 people down there.

 
At 7:00 PM, Blogger capdiamont said...

Sounds like it was just the morning shift. So how many shifts?

 
At 9:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

300 is not an unbelievable number Fred. There are lots of places that don't use much technology in their operations, so if theyre using picks and shovels 3000 may very well be right on the mark.

 
At 9:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

sorry, 3000

 
At 9:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How big is the mine? 3000 seems pretty sensational.

 
At 9:45 PM, Blogger Fred said...

Exactly. If that mine's big enough to have 3000 people in it, just in one shift, I would think that would be a news item in and of itself.

 
At 10:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Much less alarming to see they are "trapped" because an elevator has been damaged, than most mine disasters where thousands of tons of rock fall and block escape.

 
At 9:55 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

3,000 is normal. Get out and see the world beyond your borders sometime.

 
At 10:51 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

9:55 So you've visited a mine large enough to hold 3000 individuals in one shift? I'm not saying it's impossible but I'd like to see the footage of these 3000 miners being lifted to safety, that's all.

 
At 12:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They have been rescued.

 
At 2:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

no ethiopian jokes? you can fit 3000 eithiopians in my garage......

 
At 3:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Holy s--t, I guess 3000 skinny Africans can fit in a mine. Go figure.

 
At 11:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This isn't a conspiracy, Fred. 9/11 was a conspiracy, but this isn't. Fred, you are fucking weird.

 

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