Life Underground: Working in Tunnelling


Tunelling is something that is most likely not among the top career choices for a lot of people since the job requires you to work underground in hot, cramped and dangerous working conditions. But tunnelling plays a very vital role in any major infrastructure construction. Maple Resourcing interviewed four men to share their experiences in tunnelling.
Frank Mimnagh has been a tunnelling engineer for the past 25 years. One of the highlights of his careers was working on the Cross Tunnel Rail Link. He is involved in giving insights and ideas on tunnel progress, assessing risks and commenting on the design.
Yoseph Ghetto is a materials engineer, and his first job was a tunnel geologist on a project in Ethiopia. He shares that safety is the most important part in tunnelling.
What Aimi Elias (a civil engineering graduate) enjoys about tunnelling is that you can go to unusual and unseen places.
While Caesar Entres, an implementation engineer, believes that tunnelling is not just a job. Even though the work is time-consuming, he finds it very rewarding. It is like building the foundation for the community.

All four agree that people in tunneling often form a community and support each other the way the tunnels they build support the infrastructures above. Click here to read their full stories…

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