Thursday, September 20, 2007

Public hearing on mine safety set for Huntington

Public hearing on mine safety set for Huntington
The Salt Lake Tribune
Article Last Updated: 09/20/2007
12:56:44 AM MDT

Hearing on mine safety scheduled
A public hearing to determine what the people in and around Emery County think the state can do to improve mine safety will begin at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Huntington. The Utah Mine Safety Commission will accept comment throughout the afternoon at Huntington Elementary School, 70 E. 100 North. Comments may be provided orally or in writing at the session, which will follow a 10 a.m. meeting of the commission. Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. created the commission after a catastrophic failure of tunnel walls Aug. 6 in the Crandall Canyon mine northwest of Huntington killed six miners. Three more died and six were injured Aug. 16 in the effort to rescue the entombed miners. The commission's purpose is to review state government's role in mine safety, accident prevention and accident response and to recommend any changes that should be made to enhance safety in the state's coal mines.
Written comments also may be e-mailed to: minesafetycommission@... or sent by letter to John Baza, Executive Secretary, Utah Mine Safety Commission, 1594 W. North Temple, Suite 1210, PO Box 145801, Salt Lake City, 84114.