how would you feel been above ground for the first time in almost a year. fourteen of the miners were rewarded life time monthly pensions of 250,000 chilean pesos which is equal to $540. the 33 miners posed for pictures and present gifts to Pope Francis at the vatican. this is what the 33 miners did after being freed.
have you ever imagined being stuck in a mine, and the only way out was for people on ground level to drill you out? The drillers had three plans of drilling to get the miners out. plan ones drill over heated and needed to be repaired. then came in plan 2 drill which went all the way through but the hole it drilled was only 12 inches big. then plan c had to come in, it was successful and they got the miners out. this is how the miners were freed from the mine.
can you imagine living in a mine for almost a year? having food and water are big needs in a situation like this. oxygen can be vital if the situation is bad enough. team work is also important because a loose team is never a good team. these are some things the 33 people had to consider
mines are dangerous places that unfortunately can trap some unlucky people. one danger is how deep mines are, they have many disadvantages of being this deep. one disadvantage is if the miners get stuck there is no hope, all the hope is above 2,000 feet of dirt and rock. another danger is how much oxygen they have. the last dangers are cave-ins.Cave-ins are one of the most common underground mining accidents. these are some reasons caves are dangerous.