Luxfer technology played vital role in the Chilean miner rescue


Technology from gas cylinder manufacturer Luxfer played a vital role in an effort to rescue miners trapped 2,300 feet below ground in northern Chile.

This October marks a decade since the end of the longest underground entrapment in history, which saw a cave-in at the San Jose copper-gold mine in Copiapó trap 33 miners for almost 70 days.

The Chilean Government enlisted a host of specialists to help in the rescue effort including drilling teams, NASA experts and Nottingham, UK-based Luxfer Gas Cylinders.

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