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At least two miners are killed and more than 30 others are trapped underground after a training...

At least two miners are killed and more than 30 others are trapped underground after a training tunnel collapsed at Freeport McMoRan's (FCX -0.9%) massive Grasberg mining complex in Indonesia. Output at Grasberg, the world's second largest copper mine which also has the world's largest gold reserves, is not expected to be significantly affected, FCX says.
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  • Bill Jennings
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    Hard to believ there's no impact.
    14 May 2013, 11:55 AM Reply Like
  • glenintn
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    No kidding! Also, how could that not affect the overall operation, morale, etc.?
    14 May 2013, 01:10 PM Reply Like
  • goldprospecter
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    two guys get killed and 30 are trapped and all they say is "output is not expected to be significantly affected"
    14 May 2013, 01:12 PM Reply Like
  • papayamon
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    in the great scheme of things, accidents do happen, and will always happen. are they supposed to say "this is the end of the company?"

     

    even if 32 people are killed, the amount of $ won't be that great to a company the size of fcx. how often has this happened? let's put it in context. it's a one time thing. now, that doesn't help you if you are the one who is killed, but such is fate. ....but people are killed driving every day. does this mean we shouldn't drive?
    14 May 2013, 09:32 PM Reply Like
  • Oliver L.
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    I agree, it's not politically correct to say but life in the "Third World" is quite cheap (Indonesia is the most populous country in the world after the United States), "morale" probably won't be affected that much these guys have to work that's why they're in the mines to begin with...
    14 May 2013, 09:53 PM Reply Like
  • whiff
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    can anything else happen to FCX?
    15 May 2013, 07:59 AM Reply Like
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