2006 Copiapó mining accident

On January 20, 2006, an explosion occurred in the underground copper mine of Carola-Agustina in Copiapó, Chile, shortly after two trucks collided, covering the only escape route for the miners inside the mine.[1][2]

The explosion caused two deaths, two injured and 70 miners stayed trapped for 7 hours.[1]



At the nearby mine, "Punta de Cobre", miners constructed a tunnel to allow evacuations in case of emergencies, after the explosion.[1]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Explosión en mina en Chile deja dos muertos :: Internacionales :: esmas". esmas.com. Archived from the original on 21 October 2010. Retrieved 29 August 2010.
  2. "Accidente en mina de Atacama deja a cerca de 70 trabajadores atrapados - Cooperativa.cl". Radio Cooperativa. Retrieved 29 August 2010.