I feel so sorry for these guys. The mining industry is so dangerous and yet so many men in those areas choose to mine for a living because they pay is so great in comparison to other jobs. What I don't understand is why they don't have better safety equipment or life saving packs down in the mines!! Why don't they have cell phones that penetrate or hard wired phone lines that reach that far? I mean it's not like they are blasting tons of earth down there at amazing speeds so the locations of the phones or packs would be far away.
"I mean, they can send a man to the moon but they can't make a (oxygen canister) that will last at least 16 hours," Marcum said. "That's what they need to do."
That was a quote from a news article and I agree with him! I think about those poor Sago miners and how they didn't have enough oxygen and died of carbon monoxide. Years ago there was a group of miners trapped and they had to ration out their lunches.