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New State Mine Safety Board Meets

New State Mine Safety Board Meets



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PRICE, Utah (AP) -- The members of the new state committee on mine safety are asking federal investigators for some cooperation.

They want to make sure they're kept up to date on the federal probe into the Crandall Canyon mine disaster last month.

The Utah Mine Safety Commission met yesterday. Chairman Scott Matheson asked an attorney for the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration to make sure Utah's panel has access to the pertinent information in the investigation.

The attorney replied MSHA will try, but that the agency is limited in what it can disclose before the investigation is completed.

Matheson says he will push the federal agency for information if he needs to.

Six miners and three men who were trying to rescue them died at Crandall Canyon last month when the mine collapsed several times.

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Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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