July 13, 2012

Safety, Emotional and Environmental Impacts of Mine Collapse Remain After 5 Years

Five Years Ago the Crandall Canyon Mine collapsed trapping and killing six miners. Even though years have passed the Utah mining community is still feeling the pain and loss from that event. 

KSL reports: 


"The initial collapse on August 6th trapped Kerry Allred, Luis Hernandez, Brandon Philips, Carlos Payan, Manuel Sanchez and Don Erickson. Ten days later, the mine collapsed again, killing three rescuers: Gary Jensen, Brandon Kimber and Dale "Bird" Black."


"It is hard to overstate how big of an impact this has had," said attorney Colin King, who represented the families of the nine families. "It's been catastrophic, disruptive and i can't over emphasize that."

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