Seismologist Made First 911 Call After Mine Collapse

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

Huntington, Utah (AP) Three weeks after a cave-in at a Utah coal mine, more details are emerging about the early hours of the crisis at the Crandall Canyon Mine.

Emergency 911 tapes released by the Emery County Sheriff show that a University of Utah scientist was the first to alert authorities there.

Walter Arabasz, of the University's Seismograph Stations, called to say that a seismic event seemed to be coming from the mine.

Four minutes later, a mine employee called 911 seeking an ambulance. The worker said, “we had a big cave-in up here.”

Six miners remain trapped today, 1,500 feet below ground.

KKCO firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKCO 11News.

powered by Disqus
KKCO NBC 11 News 2531 Blichmann Avenue Grand Junction, CO 81505 Station Phone: 970.243.1111 Business Fax: 970.243.1770 Newsroom Fax: 970.245.3793 News Tip & Contest Line: 970.255.8477
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 9425151 -
Gray Television, Inc.