While searching for the six missing miners in the Crandall Canyon Mine last night, a terrible cave-in occurred in which three men tragically lost their lives. Six other rescuers burrowing alongside were also injured in the mine cave-in and workers frantically sought to render assistance to the incapacitated.
Since the Utah mine collapse in Huntington it has been a harrowing ten days as workers desperately attempt to drill 1,500 feet below to where mine workers are located.
Rescue workers have periodically had to cease rescue operations at the Crandall Canyon mine because of unstable conditions and further risks of cave-in. Unfortunately, the mine has had trouble withstanding so much activity as workers attempts to drill to reach the men.