December 28th, 2011
05:02 PM ET

Rescuers reach trapped miners in Tennessee

Rescuers on Wednesday reached three miners trapped in an eastern Tennessee zinc mine after a fire, and were bringing them to the surface, a fire rescue spokesman said.

They should all be out by 5 p.m. ET, said Capt. Sammy Solomon of New Market Fire Rescue.

The miners were trapped by smoke after a rig fire broke out 800 feet underground Wednesday at the Young Mine in New Market, Solomon said. They were among 54 miners in the mine at the time. The others managed to get out, though two were transported to a local hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation.

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  1. Andreas Moser

    Remember the lesson of the 33 miners in Chile: http://andreasmoser.wordpress.com/2010/10/15/what-i-learn-from-the-33-miners/ !!

    December 28, 2011 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Justlikeamerica

    Hey ...we could care less!!! > OUR U.S. Preeeeening homegirl Princess Sandra ACTION GIRL BULLOCK is all broken up in her booo hooo divorce... would you date a miner? of course not unless he struck GOLD. (then you would call him
    Donald Trump... about as ugly)

    🙂

    December 28, 2011 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©

    @ banasy ©:
    Ça ne me dit rien.

    December 28, 2011 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©

    🙂 ©

    December 28, 2011 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©

    ©a©a!

    December 28, 2011 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©

    ©o©k au vin...€ 3.29

    December 28, 2011 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "The Lunatic Fringe'"

    That's probably because we shared Taco Bell with our dog.

    December 28, 2011 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Hugh Jass ©

    I could never be a miner.

    December 28, 2011 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©

    I couldn't either.

    December 28, 2011 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hugh Jass ©

      You failed the mining exam too? Bummer.

      December 28, 2011 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      Lol

      December 28, 2011 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©

    Båchlein.
    Bösendorfer.
    Håndel.
    JIF Über Alles!

    December 28, 2011 at 7:15 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©

    möchter

    December 28, 2011 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Hugh Jass ©

    JIF©
    Der König das umlaut!

    December 28, 2011 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©

    Citroën

    December 28, 2011 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©

    So fun!
    I never knew how before!

    December 28, 2011 at 7:34 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©

    I have to go to sleep: early alarm clock.
    Gute Nacht!

    December 28, 2011 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse |
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