Search Suspended after Mine Rescue Turns Deadly

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In Huntington, Utah, underground rescue operations have been halted at the Crandall Canyon mine after three rescue workers were killed. The cause is said to have been a seismic jolt or "mountain bump like the one that trapped six miners 11 days ago. Richard Stickler, head of the Mine Safety and Health Administration in the Department of Labor, says rescue efforts had been "suspended indefinitely" after the "strongest ground support system" available proved "inadequate."  J. Davitt McAteer, who held Stickler's job during the Clinton Administration, is one of the world's leading authorities on coal mine safety.

Credits

Guest:
Davitt McAteer - Former Chief of the Mine Safety and Health Administration

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Frances Anderton, Karen Radziner, Katie Cooper