• Short Summary

    AMERICAN COALMINERS, HENRY THRONE, 28, AND DAVID FELLIN, 58, WERE TODAY (TUESDAY) HAULED BLACK AND GRIMY FROM THE SHATTERED GALLERY AT HAZLETON, PENNSYLVANIA, WHERE THEY HAD BEEN TRAPPED FOR 14 DAYS.

  • Description

    AMERICAN COALMINERS, HENRY THRONE, 28, AND DAVID FELLIN, 58, WERE TODAY (TUESDAY) HAULED BLACK AND GRIMY FROM THE SHATTERED GALLERY AT HAZLETON, PENNSYLVANIA, WHERE THEY HAD BEEN TRAPPED FOR 14 DAYS.BUT BEFORE THE FINAL ESCAPE INTO THE BRIGHTEST LIGHT THEY HAD SEEN FOR TWO WEEKS, THE CAMERAS CAPTURED THE LAST TENSE MOMENTS OF THE DRAMA AS THE BIT OF THE DRILL ENLARGING THE BORE HOLE FROM 12 TO 18 INCHES BROKE THROUGH TO THE GALLERY WHERE THE MEN WAITED.

    THROUGH THE TWO-WAY RADIO FELLIN KEPT THE ENGINEERS ABOVE GROUND INFORMED OF THE DRILLING PROGRESS.EARLY YESTERDAY AFTERNOON, THE DRILL BIT, HANDLED WITH GREAT SKILL BY 39-YEAR-OLD MIKE RANK AT THE CONTROLS OF THE 65-TON DRILLING RIG, REACHED THE CONCRETE PLUG THAT HAD BEEN PUT IN THE ESCAPE HOLE TO PROTECT THE TWO MEN.THEN CAME THE SLOW, AGONISING "STOP THE DRILL MIKE," OR "START THE DRILL MIKE," RADIOED EVERY FEW MINUTES.CLOSE TO THE DRILL HOLE WAITED MRS FELLIN, MRS THRONE AND MRS LOU BOVA, WIFE OF THE THIRD MINER SEPARATED FROM THE OTHER MEN BY 25 FEET OF DEBRIS.HE HAD NOT BEEN HEARD FROM SINCE TUESDAY.

    WHEN THE TWO MEN WERE HAULED TO THE SURFACE, ON A SPECIAL HARNESS, THEY WERE FLOWN TO HOSPITAL BY TWO HELICOPTERS WHERE THEIR WIVES AWAITED THEM.WORK BEGAN AT ONCE ON THE BORE HOLE TO BE SUNK TO REACH MR.BOVA.


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    Film ID:
    VLVADKLSVX2ULLJVCJKZV7MUOJPIC
    Media URN:
    VLVADKLSVX2ULLJVCJKZV7MUOJPIC
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/08/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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