On July 24, 2002, nine coal miners in Somerset County, Pennsylvania became trapped 240 feet underground…
77 hours later, they were rescued via a shaft drilled by Gene D. Yost and Son Rig #18.
Yost Drilling is extremely proud of our connection to this historic event seen around the world.
We would like to share the story of the nine miners and all of the heroic individuals who took part in their amazing rescue
The Nine Miners:
Order in Which They Were Rescued:
1st: Randy Fogle 43
2nd: Harry B. Mayhugh 31
3rd: Tom Foy 51
4th: John Unger 52
5th: John Phillippi 36
6th: Ronald Hileman 49
7th: Dennis Hall 49
8th: Robert Pugh 50
9th: Mark Popernack 41