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  • CaptOldTimer
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    Chile Rescue, American Know How

    Far be it for our self-centered President to publicly congratulate (let alone
    even mention) AMERICAN ingenuity and AMERICAN PRIVATE ENTERPRISE
    for the miracle rescue of the Chilean Miners.


    Schramm Inc. of West Chester, Pennsylvania built the drills and equipment
    used to reach the trapped miners.

    Center Rock Company, also from Pennsylvania , built the drill bits used to
    reach the miners.

    UPS, the US shipping company, delivered the 13-ton drilling equipment from
    Pennsylvania to Chile in less than 48 hours.

    Crews from Layne Christensen Company of Wichita Kansas and its subsidiary
    Geotec Boyles Bros. worked the drills and machinery to locate and reach the
    miners and then enlarge the holes to ultimately rescue them.

    Jeff Hart of Denver Colorado was called off his job drilling water wells
    for the U.S. Army's forward operating bases in Afghanistan to lead the
    drilling crew that reached the miners.

    Atlas Copco Construction Mining Company of Milwaukee, Wisconsin provided
    consulting on how to make drilling equipment from different sources work
    together under differing pressure specifications.

    Aries Central California Video of Fresno California designed the special
    cameras that were lowered nearly a mile into the ground sending back video
    of the miners.

    Zephyr Technologies of Annapolis Maryland, made the remote monitors of
    vital signs that miners wore during their ascent.

    NASA Engineers designed the "Phoenix" capsule that miners would be brought
    to the surface in, and provided medical consulting, special diets and
    spandex suits to maintain miners' blood pressure as they're brought back to
    the surface.

    Drilling Supply Co., Houston also involved.

    Oh, and Canadian-based Precision Drilling Corp. and South-African company
    Murray & Roberts, drilled backup rescue shafts in case the American rig
    failed. Which it didn't

    PS

    Both of the other planned drill rescues, (Plan A and Plan C) had failed,
    Plan B the American drill plan was the only one working for the ten days of
    the rescue effort.

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  • doughesson
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    And you noticed that the last man out was the surviving foreman.
    That's a leader there:making sure that all of his people were out and accounted for before taking his ride to the surface.

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  • EastKyFF
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    Originally posted by CaptOldTimer View Post
    Glad they are all out and hope there will not be any long lasting problems.

    Just a note, a lot of the knowledge came from the USA! The drilling crew and drill bit's came from a mining company in Pennsylvania and NASA contributed greatly in this too.
    I saw that. Usually anything awesome that happens in the world has US involvement. But there's also a lot of "yee-ha" for the Chilean government if they did nothing but ask for help.

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  • CaptOldTimer
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    Glad they are all out and hope there will not be any long lasting problems.

    Just a note, a lot of the knowledge came from the USA! The drilling crew and drill bit's came from a mining company in Pennsylvania and NASA contributed greatly in this too.

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  • EastKyFF
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    Yeah, this whole thing (hole thing?) was very impressive. It seems nothing was left to chance. These rescuers thought of EVERYthing.

    To celebrate, I think I'll go to Wendy's for their chili

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  • FIREMECH1
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    Kudo's to all involved in getting them to the surface safe and sound, so quickly.

    I'm very happy this happened a-lot sooner than expected. The crews kicked some serious ***** for this to happen.

    Welcome home miners.

    FM1

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  • Lisa2000GT
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    33 up. Now to bring the rescue crew home and DONE!

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  • Lisa2000GT
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    Originally posted by len1582 View Post
    I wonder if he's thinking it's safer in the mine?..
    I was watching earlier today when they brought him up. He looked like he might have been considering signing up for another 2 month tour.

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  • len1582
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    Originally posted by CaptOldTimer View Post

    Interesting note on Miner No. 21. His wife decided not to be there. His girlfriend was instead.

    I know the guy is glad to be out of the ground, but I would guess that he has a lot on his mind too about what is going to happen now!
    I wonder if he's thinking it's safer in the mine?..

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  • len1582
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    # 31 on the way up !!!

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  • Lisa2000GT
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    30 up! Three to go and 4 rescuers.

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  • Lisa2000GT
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    Amazing! I've been glued to the coverage of this all day and I cry again everytime they bring one up.

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  • CaptOldTimer
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    Originally posted by pasobuff View Post
    Just watched #21 (I think) come up....live feed on ABC News Plus of the rescue including footage from inside the mine....

    http://news.yahoo.com/video/us-15749625/22309266


    I am watching at this today as well in between other things I have to do.

    Interesting note on Miner No. 21. His wife decided not to be there. His girlfriend was instead.

    This all came to life about a month ago when the news heads was going interviews.

    I know the guy is glad to be out of the ground, but I would guess that he has a lot on his mind too about what is going to happen now!

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  • pasobuff
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    Just watched #21 (I think) come up....live feed on ABC News Plus of the rescue including footage from inside the mine....

    http://news.yahoo.com/video/us-15749625/22309266

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  • voyager9
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    On one of the news shows they were saying that conditions, while still bad, weren't nearly as bad as people picture. I pictured them hunched into a single room when they were really trapped in a set of caverns of a decent size. They had seperate bathroom areas and one guy was able to run 6-miles a day. I'm sure that had a lot to do with them coming out of this relatively healthy.

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