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Monthly Meeting Details! Download

09:00 PM11:00 PM, April 21, 2015

Location: CRHS Center at the Cook Township Community Center

Hear Joseph Sbaffoni of Dubois, Pennsylvanis Director of Mine Safety, speak about the Quecreek Mine Disaster of 2002 & other Mining Safety Issues.

From a Tribune Review article: Joseph Sbaffoni went to the Quecreek Mine soon after being called by one of his inspectors. Nine men were trapped, and a rescue effort had to start soon.

"That first night we drilled a hole and we heard some contact. But we didn't know if it was one miner or nine that was alive. We decided to push compressed air into the mine and displace water with it," he said.

To hear the rest of his riveting details, please attend this meeting!

Click Here for an excellent newspaper article!

As always, the Public is Invited to attend our CRHS Meetings!

Gerry Marks, President