Friday, January 21, 2005

New Documents Turn Up On Quecreek Flood

MSHA announces that it has turned up new documents relating to the history of the Quecreek Mine, which flooded in summer 2002 with the near loss of 18 lives. The rescue of nine miners who were trapped became a real international "reality show" for three days. A large issue in the investiation was whether responsible parties had diligently checked the proximity of the workings to old flooded mines. MSHA says the new documents don't change their conclusions. I haven't evaluated their statement, but here is the reference:

http://www.msha.gov/quecreek/Addendum/QuecreekAddendum.asp

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