Just as the world was coming down from the Chilean Miner rescue high, 29 mine workers are believed trapped in Pike River coal mine in New Zealand following an explosion . Rescue efforts have yet to begin due to the series of health and safety procedures required. Among the missing are New Zealand, Australian, British and South African workers. Two men managed to reach the surface safely following the kaboom. They said there were three more men on their way out, but so far there has been no sign of them. For one of the missing miners, Pete Rodgers, this will be the second time he’s been trapped in a mine . Three months ago he was rescued after being trapped for 8 hours. Thoughts and prayers.
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You know what’s worse than been stuck down a friggin hole with 32 other smelly, near naked depressed Chilean miners for 4 months? Having to friggin clear the friggin tons of rocks that are gonna be falling down the rescue hole. Hell, I’d be wanting overtime. If the miners fail to remove the rocks as they fall, the hole will fill up and they’ll be lucky to see light of day before Christmas. No worries, it’s only about 4,000 tonnes of rubble.