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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-31-10 02:59 PM
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Chile mine owners beg forgiveness for miners’ plight
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Source: Agence France-Presse

Chile mine owners beg forgiveness for miners’ plight

31 August 2010 COPIAPO, Chile — The owners of a Chilean mine which collapsed early this month, trapping 33 men underground, asked forgiveness Tuesday for the accident, as a giant drill slowly bored through the earth to rescue the miners.

“The pain caused by this unwanted and unforeseen situation means we must ask forgiveness for the anguish being felt at this time,” Alejandro Bohn, co-chief of the mining group San Esteban, told a parliamentary mining committee looking into the drama.

“This is a terrible situation, and we hope that it will soon come to a happy end,” he added in televised remarks.
Rescuers say it will take three to four months for the 30-ton hydraulic drill to chew through the 700 meters (2,300 feet) of rock entombing the miners, who were trapped by a cave-in 26 days ago on August 5.

The machine, an Australian-made Strata 950, was excavating at a rate of 15 meters (50 feet) a day. It will first bore a 33-centimeter (13-inch) pilot hole, then make that twice as wide so the men can be pulled up through it, one by one.

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  -Chile mine owners beg forgiveness for miners’ plight Judi Lynn  Aug-31-10 02:59 PM   #0 
  - Just the opposite here. Mine owners, here say, "tough luck, shit happens."  demosincebirth   Aug-31-10 03:03 PM   #1 
  - YEAH, what they say here? That's the CORPORATE AMERICAN WAY!!! n't  activa8tr   Aug-31-10 03:04 PM   #2 
  - Hey - the oil drilling companies blame it on the workers!  superconnected   Aug-31-10 03:24 PM   #5 
     - "They knew the risks when they freely chose their jobs."  Beartracks   Aug-31-10 05:39 PM   #8 
  - contrast asking forgiveness to the behavior  Kali   Aug-31-10 03:06 PM   #3 
  - NASA May Enlist Celebrities to Divert Trapped Chilean Miners During Rescue  Judi Lynn   Aug-31-10 03:23 PM   #4 
  - Someone needs to send a copy of this to...  Frisbee   Aug-31-10 03:25 PM   #6 
  - Here they just make sure there are no survivors to beg forgiveness of  bbgrunt   Aug-31-10 04:28 PM   #7 
  - They are soooooo sorry  burrowowl   Aug-31-10 11:49 PM   #9 
     - What? $1.8 billion's being set aside for compensation. (nt)  Posteritatis   Sep-02-10 12:31 AM   #10 

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