Through Dirt, Rock and Water: Reopening Tunnel No. 11
I don't recall seeing this earlier on AP.
"Union Pacific’s tunnel No. 11, located in the Cascade Mountains between Eugene and Chemult, Oregon, collapsed May 29. Prior to the collapse, crews were finishing the last six feet of a routine tunnel lining replacement when water started flowing in.
“As soon you see water, you get out,” Hill said. “Safety protocol is to back out, let it happen, then once it’s safe, start mucking it out. That safety protocol paid off. Everyone was out of the tunnel when it collapsed; no one got hurt.”"
Read the whole article at [www.up.com
Previously on AP at [www.altamontpress.com
] and other threads.