Friday, August 17, 2007

Search for Utah Miners Halted Indefinitely Due to "Coal Bump"

Three rescue workers were killed yesterday while searching for the six trapped miners at the Crandall Canyon Mine in Utah. According to news reports, their deaths were caused by a "mountain bump" or as it is called in TKC, a "coal bump." The Boston Metro described a coal bump as "pressure inside the mine that shoots coal from the walls with great force." The search has been put on hold indefinitely while mine-safety experts discuss the options. For the full article, check out this link:

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