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Killed Rescue Worker had Said Mine was Safe

Killed Rescue Worker had Said Mine was Safe

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Don Brinkerhoff, KSL Newsradio One of the people killed during last Thursday's bump had recently given the mine a positive report.

Gary Jensen was a roof control specialist with the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). In May, he went on a brief tour of the mine and wrote in his field notes that everything appeared "to be good" with the mine's roof. He visited four different "faces" with active mining.

According to The Salt Lake Tribune, Jensen's visit came less than a week after the mine asked MSHA to conduct retreat mining and remove coal pillars that were supporting the roof.

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