29 miners dead after 2nd blast at New Zealand mine

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  1. Infinite Zero
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    Greymough, New Zealand – Police say all 29 workers missing in a New Zealand coal mine are dead after a second explosion Wednesday that no one could have survived.

    Explosive and poisonous gases had prevented rescuers from entering the mine to search for the missing men since an initial explosion on Friday at the Pike River Mine. But even if any had survived, the second blast would have killed them, police superintendent Gary Knowles said. [/p]

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    RIP to all those miners [​IMG]
     
  2. Nikolay

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    That's terrible news. [​IMG]
     
  3. Slyakin

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    God, these mine explosions are getting worse and worse every day. Glad the Chilean miners got out, at least. [​IMG]



    I hope the families can cope.
     
  4. injected11

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    May they rest in peace... my condolences to their families.

    It might sound horrible, but I hope the initial explosion ended things quickly for them. Slowly suffocating in a sea of carbon monoxide just wouldn't be right, nor would being forced to watch those around you slowly die.
     
  5. Bladexdsl

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    whats with all the mine disasters these days i think it's high time the mining industry take a good look at how they do things and decide that change is necessary to make mining more safer. i've seen quite a few docos on mining and you'd be surprised the corners they cut lots of mines don't even have regular safety or maintenance checks.
     
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  7. RupeeClock

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    Such is the life of miners, sadly it is a really dangerous job.
     
  8. Theraima

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    Yeah whats up with these mining explosion things.. Some kind of new fashion? Each country that participates has to get the most miners trapped and keep them alive for more than other countries.


    Im serious.
     
  9. Slyakin

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    Was that really necessary?
     
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    RIP those unfortunate men. Hopefully it went fast....
     
  11. Sterling

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    It does kinda ring true, even though they are accidents.

    Every time I hear about one of these accidents I get sad. However, these mines are no where near as dangerous as Chinese mines. There have been many explosions and no safety reform. With the primitive mining techniques they use that only spells disaster.
     
  12. Frogman

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    Just so everyone knows Australia have been following this news extremely closely and the difference between the Chiliean miners and all the other ones is that they were in gold or silver or other valuable mines where as the NZ miners were trapped in a coal mine so the chance of living im sad to say was already quite low as the gas levels that were tested already contained large amounts or carbon monoxide but then this explosion would definetly have finished them off
     
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    Rest In Peace O Faithful Miners.. [​IMG]
     
  14. Fear Zoa

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    well its official....mining is the worst job ever.....I know it creates jobs and stuff but honestly wouldn't it be better if we just found a way to do it all with machines... [​IMG]

    Anyways...I hope the best for their family's
     
  15. Veho

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    Sad news indeed [​IMG]

    RIP
     
  16. Knyaz Vladimir

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    Just because you say that they're dead without even checking doesn't make it so. People can survive these blasts, I mean all 33 Chilean miners got out, there can be a few survivors.
     
  17. injected11

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    It wasn't just the explosions. The mine shaft had very little oxygen and was filled with carbon monoxide, which sits in the lungs and displaces oxygen, slowly making it impossible to breathe.
     
  18. Slyakin

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    Unfortunately. Even if they all miraculously survived, the carbon monoxide would have killed them by now. [​IMG]
     
  19. Knyaz Vladimir

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    What if the monoxide were to filter outside, leaving some air for the miners? I know I'm going far, but I want to be optimistic on this. AT LEAST CHECK!
     
  20. Frogman

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    They are still on priority to get the bodys out asap...
    I also think that just assuming is a bit steep