April 18, 2007
Search efforts to find two miners trapped beneath 45 feet of rocks and dirt since Tuesday resumed Thursday morning.
The two miners were trapped after the bottom of the high wall collapsed, burying them and the equipment they were operating. Trucks have been hauling 2,500 tons of debris each hour trying to reach the men.
The Mine Safety and Health Administration Acting District Manger Bob Cornett says that a giant mechanical shovel had excavated the shallower end of the debris pile.
Cornett says that is where they expected to find the men. He says that the MSHA still considers this a rescue mission, but that with each passing hour, the chance of survival diminishes.
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