Release Date: March 7, 2008
UTAH COAL MINES TAKEN ANY ACTION IN SAFETY?
The tragic events at Crandall Canyon Mine on August 6, 2008 reminded Utah how dangerous of a job coal miners face. UtahAmerican Energy Inc., co-owner of Crandall Canyon Mine, also operates Tower and West Ridge coal mines, which are also located in Utah.
Tower Mine is located 10 miles northeast of Price, Utah and is an underground bituminous coal mine.
(More on the safety concerns here )
(Information from Mine Superintendent, Steven Richens)
West Ridge Mine is located up the “C” Canyon road in East Carbon, Utah. This underground coal mine that is also a bituminous coal mine is newer then Tower Mine.
(More info here on safety and Information for Mine Superintendent, Darrell Leonard)
UtahAmerican Energy Inc., which is a subsidiary of Murray Energy, is owned by Robert Murray and is headquartered in Ohio. Murray Energy operates over 19 coal mines in five states and employs over 3,000 workers.
*This is truly a rough draft! I don’t have my interviews with the superintendents until tomorrow so this is all I have!