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(KSL News) The collapse and rescue efforts at the Crandall Canyon mine have been noticed worldwide.
Friends and colleagues of Gary Jensen, the Mine Safety and Health Administration inspector killed during the rescue efforts, honored him in Tennessee at the National Mine Rescue Competition, which Jensen had planned to attend.
There, MSHA officials renamed a mine inspection award in his honor and attendees raised more than $4,000 for the victims' families.
Jensen is the first MSHA official to die in a work-related accident in more than 30 years.