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Crandall Canyon Mine Collapse Maybe Bigger Than 2008 Study Suggested
2013-04-21 21:36:21

University of Utah A new University of Utah study has identified hundreds of previously unrecognized small aftershocks that happened after Utah's deadly Crandall Canyon mine collapse in 2007. The aftershocks suggest the collapse was as big — and perhaps bigger — than shown in another study by the university in 2008. Mapping out the locations of the aftershocks "helps us better delineate the extent of the collapse at Crandall canyon. It's gotten bigger," says Tex Kubacki, a...

2011-04-20 15:30:00

SOMERSET, Colo., April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE: ACI) and the U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) conducted a mock safety drill today at Mountain Coal Company's West Elk mine in Gunnison County, Colo. The eight-hour search and rescue exercise involved roughly 200 federal and state officials, miners, local law enforcement, emergency responders and other personnel. While the mock disaster focused on West Elk mine, employees from...

2010-06-23 08:46:00

JULIAN, W.Va., June 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Massey Energy Company (NYSE: MEE) announced today it has sued the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration over its improper use of regulatory authority to control the design of ventilation systems and to limit the use of scrubbers in underground mines. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20071031/MASSEYENERGYLOGO ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071031/MASSEYENERGYLOGO ) "We hope the principal beneficiary will be...

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2009-03-26 09:55:00

University of Utah scientists devised a new way to find miners trapped by cave-ins. The method involves installing iron plates and sledgehammers at regular intervals inside mines, and sensitive listening devices on the ground overhead. "We developed an approach to find the location of trapped miners inside a collapsed mine, regardless of noise from the environment around the mine," says Sherif Hanafy, an adjunct associate professor of geology and geophysics at the University of Utah and first...

2008-10-10 18:00:27

By Tim Huber A coal company belonging to Bob Murray, the mine owner who entered the national spotlight last year when nine people died in a Utah mine, was fined $1.46 million Wednesday by federal regulators for safety violations at an Illinois operation. Murray Energy's Galatia Mine in southern Illinois repeatedly ignored safety regulations between September 2007 and January, leading to nine citations for flagrant violations, the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration said. Galatia...

2008-10-09 09:00:37

By Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- A coal company belonging to Bob Murray, the mine owner who entered the national spotlight last year when nine people died in a Utah mine, was fined $1.46 million Wednesday by federal regulators for safety violations at an Illinois operation. Murray Energy's Galatia Mine in southern Illinois repeatedly ignored safety regulations between September 2007 and January, leading to nine citations for flagrant violations, the federal Mine Safety and...

2008-10-02 18:00:22

To: ENERGY EDITORS Contact: Kim Link, +1-314-994-2936, or Greg Schaefer, +1-307-689- 7917, both of Arch Coal, Inc. WELLINGTON, Utah, Oct. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE: ACI) and the U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) conducted a mock safety drill today at Dugout Canyon mine in Carbon County, Utah. The full-day rescue exercise involved more than 150 federal and state officials, miners, local law enforcement, emergency responders...

2008-09-27 12:00:46

A subsidiary of Murray Energy Corp., faulted by federal officials for the Crandall Canyon mine cave-in that killed six miners last year, is fighting a worker's compensation claim filed by the family of one of the victims. With his paycheck, coal miner Juan Carlos Payan was supporting his disabled father, his mother and two young sisters in Mexico, according to his family. The parents want full benefits of about $2,400 a month for six years -- a total of $172,800. That's five times the...

2008-09-09 03:00:19

WASHINGTON - Federal mining officials asked prosecutors Wednesday to decide whether criminal charges are warranted in the deaths of nine people in last year's collapse of the Crandall Canyon mine in Utah. The Mine Safety and Health Administration has been investigating two cave-ins in August 2007 at Crandall Canyon that killed six miners and three rescuers. MSHA already has fined Genwal Resources Inc., a subsidiary of Ohio-based Murray Energy Corp., $1.34 million for alleged violations...

2008-09-09 03:00:19

Forty-seven coal miners were killed on the job in 2006, the worst year for mining deaths since 1995. Those deaths, especially the high-profile disaster at Sago Mine in central West Virginia where a dozen miners were killed, pressured Congress to beef up mine safety rules. Now coal executives are complaining that the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration is being too tough on them, increasing their costs and hurting productivity at a time when demand for coal is increasing....


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