Story of Families and Rescuers of Chilean Miners

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Chile, Mine, Collapse, Rescue Maria Segovia (L-with the flag), sister of trapped miner Dario Segovia, and rescuers accompany the T130 drill at the San Jose mine near the city of Copiapo on October 11, 2010 (RODRIGO ARANGUA/AFP/Getty Images/Getty)

For more than two months, 33 Chilean miners have been living 2,000 feet beneath the earth's surface. Today they are emerging one by one from the mine, back into the sunlight. The world they're stepping into is very different to the one they last saw on that ordinary working day in August. Through audio gathered by our partner, the BBC, we listen to the voices of family members and rescuers.

We also talk with Michael Guillerman, an 18-year mining veteran. Guillerman lives in Western Kentucky and talks about the dangers of a mining career and the culture that goes along with it. He chronicled his experiences as a miner in his memoir, "Face Boss."


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