Montcoal WV

April 6, 2010 by Post Team 

MINE_EXPLOSIONMontcoal WV:MONTCOAL, W.Va. – Six miners were killed and at least 21 missing on Monday in an explosion in an underground coal mine, “said state director of mining.

Rescue teams are in the High Performance Power Coal Company mine in search of another 21 miners missing in the state mine safety chief Ron Wooten.

A damaged Miner is in intensive care at Charleston Area Medical Center, said spokeswoman Elizabeth Grin Pell said.

“We are preparing other patients, she says.

Five teams of highly trained mine rescue consolidation and Massey Energy were on the scene, and part of the state Office of Miners Health Safety and training equipment, MSHA spokeswoman, said Amy Louviere.

The mine produced 1.2 million tons of coal in 2009, according to the Mine Safety and Health. Massey Energy is a publicly traded company in Richmond, Virginia, which has 2.2 million tons of coal reserves in southern West Virginia, Kentucky, eastern, southwestern Virginia and Tennessee, according to the website of the company.

In 2006, 12 miners died in a methane explosion at the Sago Mine in West Virginia. Six died in the collapse of the Crandall Canyon mine in Utah in 2007.

Last year the number of dead miners killed in work in the U.S. second consecutive year to 34, the fewest since authorities began keeping records a century ago. Lower figure than the previous minimum of 52 in 2008.

U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration documents show 18 deaths occurred in coal mines, compared to 29 in 2008, and 16 were gold, copper and other mines, compared to 22 in 2008. Most accidents involved trucks supernatural on my property, but some are caused by landslides and are made by machines.

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