masters in a hole

Washington Post tidbits as the story is told:

…the mine’s [original] stash of emergency food – two spoonfuls of tuna and half a glass of milk per man every 48 hours …finally through the roof of the miners’ shelter, the workers had run out of food and had not eaten in 48 hours.

…the men on a 12-hour shift schedule, using the headlights of trucks to simulate sunlight.

…a new shelter, a drier area about 200 yards farther down the shaft. They had already spent days reinforcing the roof.

Drilling will spill 18,000 gallons of water into their chambers …plans to construct drainage and holding pools and canals to shunt water away from the miners’ living quarters.