A Year On, The Hopes Of Chile’s Miners Are Unfulfilled

Mining Safety: An Ounce Of Prevention
13 Aug 2011
Returning To The San Jose Mine, One Year On
22 Aug 2011

When the 33 miners who were trapped underground in Chile last year were finally rescued, great things were predicted for them.

They would be rich, films would be made about them, journalists would pay fortunes for their stories, and they would never have to work again.

Reality has been far less kind.

One year on from the accident at the San Jose mine, half of them are unemployed and many of those who do have jobs are working part-time, as mechanics, odd-job men or greengrocers.