Three Rescue Workers Killed at Crandall Canyon Mine

PRICE, Utah (AP) -- Utah's governor says there's nothing more selfless than someone giving their life in pursuit of saving someone else.

Jon Huntsman says that's what happened last night at Crandall Canyon Mine, where three rescue workers were killed in a cave-in as they tried to locate six men missing underground for more than a week.

Their fate remains unknown.

Six other workers were hurt in last night's seismic event, called a "bump."

That happens when coal under pressure shoots out from the walls of a mine. Seismologists say a similar event caused the August 6th cave-in.

The rescue effort has been suspended for now.

Governor Huntsman says whatever happens next, his state has "had enough" and doesn't want to see any more injuries.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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