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Quecreek Number 1 Mine Inundation
July 24, 2002 - 10:30 pm EST
Friedens, Somerset County, PA


Mine ID: 3608746
Operator: BLACK WOLF COAL COMPANY INCORPORATED
Mine Name: QUECREEK NO 1 MINE


Preliminary Investigation Photos
These pictures are a few from the initial investigation. They were added to the site 09/10/2002.


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26 Inch Rescue Hole Photo Shows 26 inch rescue hole through which the yellow rescue capsule was lowered down into area where trapped miners were waiting inside Quecreek Mine.
 
Area of Breach MSHA investigator measures area of breach.
 
Breakthrough Point Photo shows break-through point inside Quecreek Mine. Water flowing at much lower level can be seen in this view inside adjacent Saxman Mine.
 
Break-through Point Photo shows break-through point inside Quecreek Mine. Left side of hole gives viewer an idea of depth of wall between the Quecreek Mine and Saxman Mine.