Utah Mine Collapses After Quake, 6 Trapped

Six miners were trapped by a cave-in Monday at a coal mine five miles from the epicenter of a minor earthquake, authorities said.The Genwal mine reported a "cave-in" at 3:50 a.m., an hour after the magnitude ... Full Story

“GeneRey@Juno.Com”

Since: May 07

Lockport, NY

#1 Aug 6, 2007
I know a guy has to do what he has to do to provide for his family, but I just dont think I could go that far down and in. Scary.
Old Man

Auburn Hills, MI

#2 Aug 6, 2007
Scary, is looking at your picture, Gene Rey. LOL.
The Kruegers

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Aug 6, 2007
The Lord has a great plan for all of you and your families. We have seen it here in Minnesota after one of our major bridges collapsed. Our love and prayers are with you all during this time of pain and worry. How in the world do we or shall we ever understand? Just know that others understand your extreme pain and one day we all shall. Until then, know we stand by your side though you do not see us.
Old Man

Auburn Hills, MI

#5 Aug 7, 2007
The miners in China lose between 450 to 500 per year. Their government says some trash about "Thats an illegal mine and we are going after the owners etc." every time it happens. Everybody knows the mine is open again the following week after the proper officals are taken care of.Those people don't have all the equipment for a rescue like we do. In many ways China is what America was years ago. I would say that in 10 to 20 years from now they will be a lot closer to us, without the crime ao drugs. Who knows, we might be back to where they are now.
Disgusted Veteran

United States

#7 Aug 7, 2007
We will see this over and over but it can be reduced some if most equipment is operated remotely from the surface. Labor is cheap and until that fact changes nothing else will.
Cookie

Niangua, MO

#8 Aug 7, 2007
Why are we still mining with humans? Aren't there machines to do this?
heidi

Marlton, NJ

#9 Aug 7, 2007
After the mine disaster here, in Penna., and others elsewhere, you would think the mine officials would "get it"!!! How many violations did we hear this one has!!!!! One is one too many!!!!!!!

Prayers for a safe rescue & return of the trapped miners...

“No one should live in fear!”

Since: Jun 07

Indiana

#10 Aug 7, 2007
Old Man wrote:
The miners in China lose between 450 to 500 per year. Their government says some trash about "Thats an illegal mine and we are going after the owners etc." every time it happens. Everybody knows the mine is open again the following week after the proper officals are taken care of.Those people don't have all the equipment for a rescue like we do. In many ways China is what America was years ago. I would say that in 10 to 20 years from now they will be a lot closer to us, without the crime ao drugs. Who knows, we might be back to where they are now.
I fear you are closer to being right than you may know. As we wear out chinise made clothes from Wal-Mart, let our kids play with the lead based painted toys and feed ourselves with poisoned food. All in the name of more corporate profit. As we remember how our "great" leaders sold us on free trade.

However, this post is the wrong place for this. Sorry.

Let's find these miners. Fast!
gunther

United States

#11 Aug 7, 2007
let's pray for the safe recovery of these brave men and for their families. AND, let's stop blaming, please.
Sandra

United States

#12 Aug 7, 2007
The top Greediest mine companies to date:

1. Massey at West Virginia: off the charts violations and streams burial, heinously proud to place coal sludge over top of schools that would be inescapable if they broke [same as Wales, England disaster of sixties] and to be anti union be Don Blankenship of Richmond, VA. headed by Blankenship now.

2. TECO: extra noisy, tearing up KY.
headed by Jim Shackleford.

3. ICG: relatively a newcomer, Wilber Ross bought up some other companies. Would not deliver sympathy when those miners were killed at Sago owned by ICG. Sago [was a non-union mine, everyone knew was unsafe or had numerous violations].

4. A&G Coal Corp. and Matt Mining Co.:
Was responsible for the boulder that crushed Virginia male age 3child to death when rolled down mountain on top his house. August 20, 2004, when Jeremy Davidson, a three-year old boy asleep in his bed, was killed when a boulder was pushed from a strip mine above his home.
karrynpete

United States

#13 Aug 16, 2007
Cookie wrote:
Why are we still mining with humans? Aren't there machines to do this?
Would you like a machine to take your job? My husband is a miner, they are a wonderful and strong men. They do have machines down there. But, accidents happen whatever job you have. And if you would do some research the, the most dangerous job is fishing!! mining is 4th. to the most dangerous job.
karrynpete

United States

#14 Aug 16, 2007
gunther wrote:
let's pray for the safe recovery of these brave men and for their families. AND, let's stop blaming, please.
I'm with you. It's time to stop blaming, anyones job can be dangerous. I'm also praying for the families
lana v

Los Angeles, CA

#15 Sep 26, 2007
so what are we just gonna stop where are there bodies? they need to be home so they can rest in peace. There has to be other ways come on they have been minors for how long.
Conerned

Rock Springs, WY

#16 Mar 1, 2008
lana v wrote:
so what are we just gonna stop where are there bodies? they need to be home so they can rest in peace. There has to be other ways come on they have been minors for how long.
They can only do so much, we lost 3 more guys trying to get people who we know are dead. It has to end somewhere.

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