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Quecreek Mine Inundation and Rescue

Friedens, Somerset County, Pennsylvania
July 24-28, 2002
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• Final MSHA Accident Investigation Report  External Link Icon
• Quecreek Fast Facts (CNN)  External Link Icon
• Quecreek Rescue (Wikipedia)  External Link Icon
• Quecreek Mine Inundation (MSHA)  External Link Icon
• Executive Summary
• Subcommittee Hearing Transcript


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"All Nine Alive!"
The story of the Quecreek Mine rescue

Proceed to Chapter One

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 'All Nine Alive!'
Staff Reporting and writing
Caroline Abels, Bob Batz, Jr., Michael A. Fuoco, Tom Gibb, John Hayes, L.A. Johnson, Cindi Lash, Steve Levin, Jim McKay, Johnna A. Pro, Milan Simonich, Anita Srikameswaran

Chapter One
The Miners
Chapter Two
Somerset and Coal
Chapter Three
The Breach
Chapter Four
The Rescue Begins
Chapter Five
Desperate to Survive
Chapter Six
The Rescue Continues
Chapter Seven
The Media Converges
Chapter Eight
Breakthrough!
Chapter Nine
Up, Safe and Sound
Chapter Ten
The Aftermath


Additional Quecreek Mine Inundation Resources:

PDF Files
Quecreek Graphic No. 1
Quecreek Graphic No. 2
Quecreek Graphic No. 3
Quecreek Graphic No. 4
PowerPoint Presentations
Quecreek Mine Rescue 1
Quecreek Mine Rescue 2
Video Files
Critical Decisions
Quecreek Miners, Part I
Quecreek Miners, Part II
Music Links
Quecreek Nine by David Morgan
Quecreek Nine by Marcia McKenzie
Audio Files:
David Lauriski, DOL Assistant Secretary
DEP Secretary David Hess
Miracle at Quecreek Mine by Mountain John
Gov. Mark Schweiker - All Nine are Alive
Last Man Out Applause




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