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Mining Product: Hidden Scars


Original creation date: January 2001

Hidden Scars

A story of survival and recovery, Hidden Scars is an interview with veteran hard rock miner Don Capperelli. Don recounts the events surrounding a 1994 rock burst that buried him and his partner, killing his partner and severely injuring him.  A study in both mining safety and mining culture, Hidden Scars will touch even the most hardened worker.

The YouTube video, a zip file containing the WMV video file and SRT captions file, and the orderable DVD are available.

Total runtime: 25:45

Authors: ET Cullen

Audience: All miners

Video - January 2001

  • Download ZIP file with WMV video and SRT captions
  • View on YouTube

NIOSHTIC2 Number: 20024266

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2001-150d, 2001 Jan, video

This video can be streamed from YouTube or a ZIP file containing a WMV file and a SRT closed caption file can be downloaded for local playback when streaming is not feasible. To use the ZIP file, download it to your computer and expand the contents into a folder of your choice. The SRT caption file will provide closed captions when using a compatible media player.