One of the 33 Chilean miners trapped in 2010 ventures underground for first time since rescue

More than one billion people watched the rescue of 33 Chilean miners from a collapsed mine in 2010. Today, one of them has decided to venture underground for the first time since the accident during a  tour to a Saskatchewan potash mine.

The Star Phoenix reports that Jose Henríquez said he had no fear as he and his wife, Blanca, descended into Mosaic Co.’s Colonsay mine. The Chilean miner, who led the trapped workers in prayer twice a day, is in Saskatchewan, Canada, this week speaking to various groups. Henríquez and his wife are travelling with Rev. Alfred Cooper, an adviser to Chile’s president, who is translating for the couple.

Mosaic mine manager Trevor Eagles said the Chilean drama shows just how important it is to have safety measures in place, adding that safety standards and regulations are the company’s main priority.

Henríquez and his wife will be in Saskatoon until Saturday.

Mosaic (NYSE:MOS) is the world’s leading producer and marketer of concentrated phosphate and potash, two primary nutrients for successful agriculture.

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