Chilean miners outraged after case closed against owners of collapsed mine
The helmet of Chilean miner Carlos Barrios is seen on display during a press preview for the "Against All Odds" exhibition commemorating the rescue of 33 Chilean miners, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011, at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington. (AP / Evan Vucci)
Published Thursday, August 1, 2013 1:13PM EDT
Last Updated Thursday, August 1, 2013 10:51PM EDT
SANTIAGO, Chile -- The 33 Chilean miners who were trapped deep under the earth for more than two months in 2010 are outraged over a decision to close the case against the mine owners.
The cave-in at the San Jose mine in the Atacama desert brought the mine's safety record into focus and put Chile's top industry under close scrutiny.
Mario Sepulveda became the public face of the miners. He told the Associated Press Thursday that the decision is a "disgrace" to Chile's justice system.
He says he feels so upset at what he calls an injustice that he wants to "dig a deep hole and bury myself again, only this time, I don't want anybody to find me."