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Trapped miners receive iPod relief

updated 05:05 pm EDT, Wed May 3, 2006

Trapped miners with iPods

Two miners trapped in a Tasmanian mine for over a week were given iPods to alleviate boredom while rescuers work to free them via a drilling operation. A rock fall in a Beaconsfield gold mine in northern Tasmania trapped the two men beneath 12 meters of rock, and killed a fellow miner. The survivors were discovered alive on Sunday night, and were given nutrition on Monday evening via a small PVC pipe, according to a report from The Age. The men, Todd Russell and Brant Webb, are reportedly still in good spirits. "They remain in good health and have now received iPods so they can listen to their favorite music," mine manager Matthew Gill said in a statement. Eight loads of concrete were sent to the mine to create an even pad for a Raise Borer, which rescuers will use to drill through the rock burying the two men, according to the report.




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  1. ccsccs7

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    Power

    Okay, if they're stuck down there for a week, and it sounds like it's going to take a while to get them out. How are they going to charge their iPods?

  1. MacUserDC

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    iPod Relief

    What a great testament to the utility of the MP3 player, the iPod in particular that has led the industry by allowing an entire collection to be played from a stylish device that fits in your pocket.

    In response to the above, there several aftermarket solutions for recharging an iPod that could have been used in this situation. You can find suck products by browsing the Apple store at www.apple.com or by using your preferred search engine. It is also likely that the safety cage device that worked so brilliantly in this tragic but hope inspiring event contained various life support devices including a power cell of some kind.

    In any event, providing the iPod was a great idea by the on-site psychologist and may have saved those mens a lifetime of trauma.

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