USA: Utah mine to be sealed, entombing missing miners


This video from the USA is a ‘pan from east to south of the drilling area for the Crandall Canyon Mine, where six coal miners were trapped during a massive cave-in. Taken from the highest point on Bald Ridge, about 1.3 miles west of the drilling area.’

By Samuel Davidson:

Utah mine to be sealed, entombing missing miners

The Washington Post reported Thursday that mine owner Bob Murray had decided to end production at the Crandall Canyon Mine in central Utah where six coal miners were trapped in an August 6 cave-in and to seal the mine.

Murray had previously said mining would resume after sealing the area where the miners were trapped. This provoked angry protests by relatives and friends who argued that if the mine was safe enough to resume production, it was safe enough for rescuers to continue the search for their loved ones.

Update 5 September 2007, see here.

Update 8 September: here.

Bush administration pushes for looser mining regulations: here.

Black Lung Rates Doubled in Past Five Years: here.

Miner dies in Turkey: here.

Since 1997, both the rate and number of US coal miners with black lung disease have been rising, reversing decades of decline: here.

1 thought on “USA: Utah mine to be sealed, entombing missing miners

  1. Pingback: Turkish anti-government protests about mine disaster | Dear Kitty. Some blog

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