On the night of October 12th, 2010, the the Chilean miners’ rescue began, with plans to pull all 33 trapped men up from 600m below the earth’s surface. Using a 54cm x 190cm metal capsule lowered by a winch, this rescue operation was truly groundbreaking.
From glowing escape guides to evacuation aids and disaster relief vehicles, this selection of rescue support innovations celebrates the unbelievable success story of the recovery of the miners in Chile.
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In Celebration of the Chilean Miners' Rescue
By: Amelia Roblin - Published: Oct 14, 2010