Friday, August 17, 2007
MINE DISASTER CONTINUES....8.17.07
So last night at 6:30 PM there was another Mine Cave In in Utah, where the Rescuers were trying to rescue the trapped miners. As it unfolded, no one from the mines or Murray Energy actually came and gave any information.Finally 2 hours after the event, we were told that there had been an incident, "a bump" they were calling it. By MN West Coast time we learned that three were dead and 8 or 9 injured. Still No sign of the Barron Murray. Finally at about 1am West Coast time we learned that the Governor's Office and rep. was onsite. The Governor gave a Press Conference that I think many of us were grateful to hear, that decisions from now on would be based SOLEY on Safety. He also stated that the Mine was shut down, that the Miners had been evacuated from the Mine, and all Rescue Efforts Ceased. ( It is still unclear if they are continuing the vertical drilling). We await this morning to learn WHAT happened Last night. I am glad to see this Governor take a Stand against this Company and Mr.Murray.
* I will post this governor's phone number today, please call /email and encourage him.He is the first person trying to protect the workers and has been honest about how unsafe this mine really is.*