March 01, 2015

Protecting Miners

Protecting Miners
The Pit. Ivan Kobilyakov

How an accidental meeting in a provincial library led to an adventure 201 meters below the earth. or, A Day in the Life of a Mine Rescuer

When an accident occurs in a mine (be it a cave in, flood, fire, or methane explosion) it is a situation not unlike a battle. The lives of miners still underground, are in great danger. All around there is smoke, and at any minute there can be another cave in or explosion.

The only ones prepared to handle this situation are the mine rescuers, yet most of their work is preventative in nature, to avoid the accidents happening in the first place.

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