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Federal investigator says regulators were negligent in Utah mine collapse
(2008-04-01)
(WOUB) - A federal watchdog investigating last
summer's deadly mining collapse in Utah says regulators were negligent and too influenced by the mining company, Cleveland's Murray Energy.

But the Mine Safety and Health Administration is disputing the findings.

In a new report, the U.S. Labor Department watchdog says regulators failed to protect workers at Utah's Crandall Canyon mine, where nine people died last summer.

The department's inspector general blames federal mining regulators for negligence in approving a roof-control plan for the
mine.

The Mine Safety and Health Administration released a copy of a citation against a Murray Energy subsidiary for explosive coal-dust hazards at the West Ridge mine.

The citation carries a $118,000 fine.

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