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1 Big Fall, 2 Broken Legs, 3 Rattlesnakes in Arizona
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He Broke Both Legs in Fall. Then Came the Rattlesnakes

Arizona man rescued from 100-foot mine shaft after 2 days

(Newser) - An Arizona man should be a bit more comfortable in a hospital bed having spent two days stuck at the bottom of a 100-foot mine shaft. Believed to have been descending into the gold mine shaft near Aguila, 90 miles northwest of Phoenix, when he fell Monday, 62-year-old John Waddell...

60 Killed in Congo Mine Shaft Collapse

Landslide causes accident amid illegal operation

(Newser) - A mine shaft collapsed Monday in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, killing at least 60 gold miners inside, officials tell Reuters today. "It was deep in the forest; there was a landslide," says a provincial mining official. The miners were working in an illegal operation, and at 327...

BYU Students' Bad Idea: Firebombing Mine Shaft

Molotov cocktails, fireworks, gasoline cause shaft to ignite, causing burns

(Newser) - Not a good idea: Tossing Molotov cocktails, fireworks, and "large quantities of gasoline" down a mine shaft. A group of Brigham Young University students learned that lesson the hard way Saturday, and about a dozen of them were injured in the process. The group started off tossing Molotov cocktails...

Questions Linger After Man Abandoned in Mine Dies

But the family of Devin Westenskow understands decision

(Newser) - When rescuers decided to abandon efforts to save Devin Westenskow after he fell into a mine shaft on Wednesday, it was “the hardest thing ever,” said his family in a statement. Even so, they understood why the decision was made. But not everyone is so understanding. "I...

Ten-Year-Old Spends Night in Mine Shaft With Sister's Body

Girl's ATV drove into unmarked 125-foot drop

(Newser) - A 10-year-old girl spent the night in an abandoned Arizona mine shaft with the body of her 13-year-old sister, who was killed when the ATV she was driving fell into the unmarked 125-foot shaft. Rescuers searching all night failed to find the shaft until morning because the entrance was concealed...

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