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Surviving the Quecreek Mine Disaster

1/31/2006 —

Penn State McKeesport will present John Unger, one on the nine miners who survived the Quecreek mine disaster, on Wednesday, February 15, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. in the Ostermayer Room of the Student Community Center on campus.

On July 24, 2002, miners working underground in the Quecreek mine accidentally broke into an adjacent abandoned mine, which unleashed millions of gallons of bone-chilling water nearly drowning one crew of miners and leaving another crew of nine trapped in the flooded mine for 77 hours.  The rescue of the miners, who were trapped in the flooded mine 24 stories beneath the earth's surface, made headlines around the world. 

As part of an on-going campus Student Services series, Mr. Unger will describe his personal account of how he and his fellow miners survived this ordeal.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-675-9010.

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