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Thursday, July 24, 2008

1.85 Million Dollar Fine

Today for the first time in the history of coal mining, the Emery County mine in Utah where 6 miners lost their life last year, was fined a record 1.85 million dollars. The Fed also levied an additional 500,000 dollars against a Mining consultant and others for faulty inspections. At first investigators were told that the cause of the collapse was a nearby earthquake but those assertions were unfounded according to seismologists. The investigation revealed that the roof of the mine was improperly secured with pillars that are designed to be support for the weight of the land above it. As a result the roof gave in and trapped the miners in a dark, air tight tomb.

1 comment:

Imelda said...

Wow a lot of money/ That's good, so mining companies or other company, for that matter wii ensure first the security of its wokers.