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Man falls down Cornwall mineshaft
Posted: 24/09/2017 17:16:54
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Man falls down Cornwall mineshaft
Posted: 24/09/2017 17:18:17
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Yeah, read that.

Good job it was only a 15m shaft, and not a 500m one...

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Man falls down Cornwall mineshaft
Posted: 24/09/2017 17:31:18
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I predict a JCB-orgy and a national shortage of rubble Crying

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Man falls down Cornwall mineshaft
Posted: 24/09/2017 17:45:35
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No tripadvisor jokes please.

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Man falls down Cornwall mineshaft
Posted: 24/09/2017 18:33:07
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The rescue began at Port Nanven at about 12:40 BST on Sunday and involved a search and rescue helicopter, two coastguard rescue teams, fire crews, ambulance and police.

No mention of Cave, or mines rescue?
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Man falls down Cornwall mineshaft
Posted: 24/09/2017 20:29:46
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If you are stupid enough to climb over a 3ft high granite wall to look down the hole on the other side, then you only have yourself to blame.Roll Eyes IP: 86.152.205.227
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Man falls down Cornwall mineshaft
Posted: 24/09/2017 21:16:02
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stoping at hermon?
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Man falls down Cornwall mineshaft
Posted: 24/09/2017 22:00:14
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Probably, or the double shaft to the left of the coastal path, ringed by said granite wall. IP: 86.152.205.227
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Man falls down Cornwall mineshaft
Posted: 24/09/2017 23:43:29
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rufenig wrote:

The rescue began at Port Nanven at about 12:40 BST on Sunday and involved a search and rescue helicopter, two coastguard rescue teams, fire crews, ambulance and police.

No mention of Cave, or mines rescue?



They were there.

https://cornwallsar.org.uk/2017/09/24/24-mine-rescue-st-just-24092017-1304-hrs/

Playing a crucial role too. The media just prefer to ignore them.



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Man falls down Cornwall mineshaft
Posted: 24/09/2017 23:58:05
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From the CSRT description it sounds like it was one of the Wheal Hermon adits off the cliff path that lead into stopes rather than a straight shaft.
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Man falls down Cornwall mineshaft
Posted: 25/09/2017 09:55:09
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I'm very much against capping/grilling/locking, but the stoping there is just asking for trouble and have something difficult enough to keep non-climby people out.

Whilst there isn't the money for another Operation Minecap, I'd be surprised if the authorities don't start twisting the nipples of the landowners.
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Man falls down Cornwall mineshaft
Posted: 25/09/2017 11:45:27
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Monty Stubble wrote:

rufenig wrote:

... No mention of Cave, or mines rescue?

They were there. ... Playing a crucial role too. The media just prefer to ignore them.

I don't think it's so much that the media ignore the voluntary underground rescue services, it's more that the professional services are better at getting their press releases out to the media. Once the media have got a story (any story) they run with it immediately and don't bother looking further.

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Man falls down Cornwall mineshaft
Posted: 25/09/2017 15:03:54
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A few seconds of video from underground on the BBC.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-devon-41389169/six-hour-rescue-to-pull-man-from-mineshaft
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Posted: 25/09/2017 16:24:59
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legendrider wrote:

I predict a JCB-orgy and a national shortage of rubble Crying

MARK

If they are short of rubble they can always dig a hole in the ground to get some... let me think that would need a 15m deep one....Big Grin
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Man falls down Cornwall mineshaft
Posted: 25/09/2017 20:49:16
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moorlandmineral wrote:

legendrider wrote:

I predict a JCB-orgy and a national shortage of rubble Crying

MARK

If they are short of rubble they can always dig a hole in the ground to get some... let me think that would need a 15m deep one....Big Grin


Ah, now, well, (putting on cardigan with leather elbow patches and straightening the demi-lunettes) speaking from Pedants' Corner - you have failed to allow for air entrapment within the excavated material. You'd only need out about 14m depth to fill 15m hole. You'd then have to dig a 13.1m hole to fill the 14m, and so on, for about 20 holes, until, hey-presto, no more hole. Smartass

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Man falls down Cornwall mineshaft
Posted: 25/09/2017 21:07:34
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I see the BBC article now says :

It is believed he fell after going to explore the mine and stepping on a wooden cover which gave way.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-41378469
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Man falls down Cornwall mineshaft
Posted: 25/09/2017 21:35:40
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I suppose this recent event caused by some foolhardy adventurer will result in a mad stampede by CCC to seal up all the counties mineshafts, adits etc until all the fuss subsides. And then the council realises they haven't got the resources or the funds to do it anyway.
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Posted: 25/09/2017 21:49:13
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I happened upon the Mineral Tramways capping "updates" for various sites like Unity Wood and Consols in Cornwall Studies Library. They should have probably taken out the contractors pricing.

Needless to say, it was SERIOUS money. They really don't have it. Note the treatment (I think it was Corn Cons) did with the Porthtowan adits. Resined in eye bolts and stainless steel rope. It looks a right mess and is partially effective.

The chances of this stirring up a debate/action is almost certain.

As I said earlier, they may try and pin it on the landowner.

Cormac could do their usual thing and declare it to be a drain, problematic mine workings solved!
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Man falls down Cornwall mineshaft
Posted: 25/09/2017 22:02:47
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We all know CCC et al too well!
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Man falls down Cornwall mineshaft
Posted: 25/09/2017 22:08:30
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From the descriptions and location It may be the same place that Pete Eggleston had his mishap in,

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