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The Quecreek mine rescue

Tuesday, August 06, 2002

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

An index to Post-Gazette coverage of the rescue of nine miners trapped underground for three days in the Quecreek mine in Somerset County:

Mark The world watched the miners' rescue from the depths beneath Somerset County, but much of the story of the Quecreek Mine has not been told. In a special online package, "All Nine Alive," a team of Post-Gazette reporters, photographers and artists tells how it happened, and how a brilliant mix of ingenuity and courage brought all nine trapped men safely back to the surface.

Tuesday, Aug. 6

President says Quecreek Nine, rescuers typify nation's strength
Text of President Bush's speech in Green Tree, Aug. 5, 2002

Monday, Aug. 5

10th miner was spared from ordeal by day off
Hundreds join miners at church service
Bush, miners to talk today

Sunday, Aug. 3

Fisher to inspect Quecreek mine
"All Nine Alive!": A special section
Gene Collier: What's next for the Quecreek story?

Saturday, Aug. 3

Lawmakers urge Fisher to convene a grand jury probe of Quecreek Mine accident
DEP halts pumping from mine
Bush to meet 'Quecreek 9' in Green Tree; Disney acquires story rights

Friday, Aug. 2

Quecreek: Unmapped mines long a worry
U.S. starting nationwide review of mine maps
Bush may meet 'Quecreek Nine'

Wednesday, July 31

Quecreek's mine permit looks OK
Rescued miner released from hospital after heart tests
Sally Kalson: When good things happen to good people
Editorial: After a rescue, a search for answers

Tuesday, July 30, 2002

State, U.S. launch investigations into Quecreek mine accident
It all looks good to miners, as two more are released from hospital
Quecreek Mine rescue, cleanup to cost millions
Happy ending to real-life drama enthralls audience around globe
Analysis: For once, media coverage focuses on good news
Tony Norman: Mining the deep, murky well of celebrity

Monday, July 29, 2002

After 78 hours in the dark, fearing they would drown, the miners saw the drill break through
State begins investigation of trapping of miners
'We have so much to be thankful for this morning'
Family who owned drilling site offers hospitality in ordeal
The Quecreek nine in the order that they were pulled from the shaft
Editorial: Miracle in the mine

Sunday, July 28, 2002

Trapped miners all safe, sound in 'mine miracle'
Schweiker makes mark as the chief spokesman
Somerset County looked on, hoping for the best
Rescue in 1977 mine flood in Schuylkill County offered reason for hope
Fighting the clock at Quecreek Mine

Saturday, July 27, 2002

Rescue drilling continues after day of setbacks
Final steps of rescue to be delicate, slow
Schweiker reports progress on Somerset mine rescue
Newsmaker / Expert puts mine situation in plain English
Maps of old mines often off the mark
Fear, guilt for families and friends of miners
Fighting the clock at Quecreek Mine
Dennis Roddy: Once again, a miner's loved ones look down
Graphic: Race to save the miners, in .pdf format.
(Download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the file.)

Friday, July 26, 2002

Rescuers hit setback in race to save miners
Abandoned mines hold flood threat
Unit from W.Va. starts boring 240-foot lifeline into earth's surface
Memory of mine escape in 1988 still vivid
'Coal miners are smart. They know how to improvise.'
All through Somerset County, mine families maintain a vigil
Graphic: Rescuing the trapped miners
Graphic: Race to save the miners, in .pdf format.
(Download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the file.)

Photo Gallery

Audio files

Gov. Mark Schweiker addresses the rescue workers after all nine trapped men were rescued from Quecreek Mine.
(1653K MP3)

Dave Lauriski, assistant secretary of the federal Mine Safety and Health Adminsitration, praises the rescue workers for not losing hope.
(718K MP3)

David Hess, secretary of the state Department of Environmental Protection, talks to reporters about overcoming nagging doubts for more than three days.
(775K MP3)

This was the reaction from rescue workers as the last man emerged from the rescue tunnel at Quecreek Mine.
(287K MP3)

Earlier in the day, Gov. Schweiker announces all nine miners are alive in Quecreek Mine.
(933K MP3)

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