7 Responses to “How do you feel the Chilean miners should be compensated?”

  1. hazeleyes

    I feel it is entirely up to them how they want to be compensated. Ask yourself the same question if this happened to you. What would it take to make you feel compensated?

  2. Squirrely

    I don’t see how any compensation could equal the saving of all their lives. However, I do believe they are due some wages and maybe a bonus for the 24-hour endurance underground! And, the company should be liable for any physical or mental treatment as a result of this accident. All compensation should come from the coal company—not from the government! And, certainly not from the United States government!

  3. John

    Assuming that Chile’s overtime laws are are similar to ours, and seeing that the collapse of the mine was the fault of the company, the company should be forced to pay the miners 40 hours per week at their regular wage and 128 hours per week at time and a half for every week they were trapped. This only makes sense since they were, in effect, continually “on the clock” until they were rescued. The company should also, obviously, be responsible for any and all medical bills not covered by insurance.

  4. Lurch

    I would pay them their hourly wage plus some bonus money. Why would they be traumatized? Thats some liberal crap.

  5. Angela

    Well I think at the very least their wages should be paid and medical costs covered, and at the very most they should be compensated for the long term effects of the ordeal, as I am sure has traumatized most of the lot of them. As for the guy who has been cheating on his wife for ten years, he should be compensated with a big fat divorce decree and his wife a big fat settlement for making a complete fool out of her on national tv. All in all so glad they are all safe and sound, and kudos to all the workers and drillers who worked to save them!!

  6. ClarenceTilton

    Yes , But by the Coal Co, .After all they should have safe working conditions to work under….They were very lucky for the way things worked out for them, and how several countries worked together, to get them out…..Last of all the prayers many people prayed for them………………………………