Chilean Copper Mine Collapse

865 Words Jun 19th, 2018 4 Pages
30 Miners were trapped in a mine for more then 2 months. In this paper I will analyze the audience and try to select the appropriate communication for the families as well as the employees of the company. Knowing your Audience and Communication Release
On August 5, 2010, a gold and copper mine caved in trapping more then 30 miners. The collapse happened about 2,300 feet below the surface. They were trapped down there for 17 days before anyone was able to find out if they were still alive. They drilled a hole down into the cave that the miners had been trapped in to see if in fact anyone had survived the collapse.
The first communication for the miner’s families is done, most generally on a face to face communication before any names
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After the message as been sent out to the employees and the families of the miners the company and the authorities would keep the families of the miners up to date with any type of news that would surface from the investigation. They would allow the families to come to the accident site to see if there were any leads on the collapse.
Through the 17 days that no one knew the fate of the miners, the only things that people had to go on was hope. The owners/relations and the authorities should keep the information they receive in a positive manner for the employees and the families to give the hope they are still alive.
Most of the information that needs to be given to the families is either going to be through a face to face communication or through the phone. There is no need to the information to be sent out through an email or a letter. The information needs to come as soon as they find out any new information regarding the case.
Written communication is going to be used for the media. They will write out newspaper articles about the incident as well as any statements from the people they talk to. News anchors use both written and oral communication to deliver the message across the area or the world. In this case, it was the world, it was transmitted world wide.

Communication to the Family This communication would be face to face communication through authorities.
The police would walk up to the door of the next of kin to one of the miners. They would
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