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We are providing you with this single source page of information and resources regarding the Crandall Canyon Mine coal outbursts on August 6, 2007 and August 16, 2007. We will be adding material to this page as it becomes available. New additions will be noted and an indication that the page was updated will be posted on MSHA's home page as well.
Accident Investigation Transcripts and Exhibits*
Secretary of Labor v. Genwal Resources, Inc. and Andalex Resources, Inc.; Motion to Approve Settlement and Order Payment*
Murray Energy Corporation, Summary of Violation and Injury History*
Investigation- Related Documents*
Genwal Resources, Inc. Examination Record Books*
Press Release-US Labor Department announces settlement in Crandall Canyon Mine collapse*
Crandall Canyon Accident Investigation Summary and Conclusions
MSHA levies $1.85 million in fines for Crandall Canyon Mine disasterThe U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) today announced that it has fined the operator of the Crandall Canyon Mine in Emery County, Utah, $1,340,000 for violations that directly contributed to the deaths of six miners last year.
This report was prepared for Elaine L. Chao, Secretary of Labor, United States Department of Labor by Earnest C. Teaster, Jr. and Joseph W. Pavlovich, July 21, 2008.
We are also providing you with links to MSHA's response to this review, as well as an accompanying cover letter.
Accident Investigation Report
This is the Fatal Accident Investigation Report done by MSHA.
FatalgramThe Fatalgram for the accident occurring August 6, 2007 is available.
The Fatalgram for the accident occurring August 16, 2007 is available.
Statement Of Kevin G. Stricklin
Statement Of Kevin G. Stricklin, Administrator For Coal Mine Safety And Health,
Mine Safety And Health Administration, U.S. Department Of Labor Before the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, United States Senate - October 2, 2007
Statement of Richard E. Stickler
Statement of Richard E. Stickler, Assistant Secretary of Labor, Mine Safety And Health Administration Before the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Committee on Appropriations United States Senate - September 5, 2007
Crandall Canyon Mine 103(K) Order and Plan
This document contains the 103(K) order issued 08/06/2007 and the subsequent Recovery Plan. It is PDF.
Crandall Canyon Mine Roof Control Plan
This document is PDF and is 16 MB in size. It might be easier to download this document to your PC and then view. To do so, right click on the link above and SAVE TARGET AS to your PC.
MSHA Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao announces independent review of MSHA's actions at Utah's Crandall Canyon Mine
U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao announced today that an independent team of mine safety experts will review the actions of the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) relative to the Crandall Canyon Mine accident. The review will include actions taken before the August 6 accident and the ensuing rescue operations.
MSHA Appoints Team to Investigate Crandall Canyon Mine Accident
The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) today announced the appointment of a team to investigate the accident at the Crandall Canyon mine in Utah. A ground failure trapped six miners on August 6.
Drill Hole Map
Questions and Answers (Q&A's)
Crandall Canyon Mine's Emergency Response Plan (ERP)
Chronology of Updates
Statement by U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao (08/17/2007)
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