What happens in the mine stays in the mine

What happens in the mine stays in the mine

03 March 2012 By Lawyers Weekly

The 33 trapped Chilean miners, who are due to be rescued tomorrow (13 October), have hired a lawyer to stop any of the individual miners from profiting at the expense of the entire group.…

The 33 trapped Chilean miners, who are due to be rescued tomorrow (13 October), have hired a lawyer to stop any of the individual miners from profiting at the expense of the entire group.

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According to the London Telegraph, the miners have drawn up a contract which ensures they will all share the proceeds from the story about their ordeal and profit equally from the numerous lucrative media deals on the table.

All going to plan, they hope to never work again.

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The miners are already planning to collaboratively write a book about their time spent trapped below Chile's Atacama Desert following the collapse of the mine on 5 August.

The men asked for a lawyer to visit the mine and send down paperwork to make the agreement binding.

"'If we do this properly we won't have to work for the rest of our lives," one of the miners told his wife.

Reports have also surfaced that the men have promised to never reveal what went on during the first 17 days of entrapment, and prior to rescuers finding them alive.

"Things went on down there which will never be spoken of," said one miner's wife. "They have taken a pledge of silence."

What happens in the mine stays in the mine
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