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I couldn't help but stay up and watch the tube until they pulled the last guy out. I gotta tell you, those guys are tough. Can you imagine being stuck down there?
Anyone else get kind of involved in the drama as I did? I couldn't help myself.

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Yes, I followed closely too and was so relieved they were rescued!

My hubbie is a coal miner here in Colorado, right now its surface but they're going underground in a couple years. HE'S NOT THOUGH!!! Guess we'll be moving on to another area or another job - or maybe just retiring... :smile: This underground stuff is too scary.

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I didn't stay up and watch it all last night. However I did follow the story since Weds.

When the bit broke on Friday on some hard rock, I thought maybe they weren't going to make it (undrillable). The drillers/geologist must have done a hell of a job to get to them w/o collapsing the chamber and hitting it on the mark.

I'm glad they made it, that would have been a terrible way to go and I felt bad for the families.

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I followed the events closely. CNN has a big write up about the PA miners here:

http://www.cnn.com/2002/US/07/29/mine.accident/index.html

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Did you all see where each miner is getting $150k for the rights to their story from some TV/movie producer?

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