July 30, 2007

Joe Sbaffoni, DEP’s Director of Deep Mine Safety, talks about the Quecreek Mine Rescue at the 5th anniversary celebration on July 28, 2007 at the mine rescue site in Somerset County, Pa.
For 77 hours, from July 24-28, 2002, the world’s attention and prayers were with the rescuers and nine miners trapped in the flooded Quecreek Mine until their successful rescue.
To watch other speakers at the event:
Gov. Mark Schweiker, who stayed during the entire rescue
Bill Arnold, President, Quecreek Mine Rescue Foundation
Kevin Stricklin, U.S. Mine Safety & Health Administration
Larry Neff, Pristine Resources-Beth Energy Drilling Services
Overview of the anniversary celebration and the mine rescue site.
For more information, visit the Quecreek Mine Rescue Foundation website and the Pa Department of Environmental Protection Quecreek Mine Rescue webpage.