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Mine Operators Continue to Insist Mine was Safe

Mine Operators Continue to Insist Mine was Safe

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**AP Photo/Pool/Rick Bowmer**Marc Giauque, KSL Newsradio

Mine operators continue to insist the miners were not operating in unnecessarily dangerous conditions at the mine, but there are some who disagree.

They disagree because of reports of serious concerns about the roof in an area some 900 feet from where the miners were working last week.

But mine co-owner Bob Murray says an engineering firm, hired to evaluate the operation's safety, recommended their mining plan. Murray said, "This was a completely safe mining plan, and I'm not going to respond to that anymore because it doesn't apply."

Murray continues to maintain the operation was safe and says whomever was making those claims is generating controversy.

There have been some former miners, though who tell KSL they left the mine because of safety concerns.

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