9 Injured in 2nd Mine Collapse

By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 16, 2007 9:37 PM CDT
9 Injured in 2nd Mine Collapse
An ambulance leaves the Crandall Canyon Mine where rescue efforts continue for the six coal miners who have been trapped inside for 11 days, in northwest Huntington, Utah, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2007. At least two people working to find the trapped miners were injured Thursday night. There was a "mountain...   (Associated Press)

At least nine rescuers at the Utah mine where six miners were trapped last week are injured after seismic activity may have caused another cave-in, CNN reports. Six or more ambulances and two helicopters rushed to the Crandall Canyon mine tonight to transport the wounded rescuers to the hospital.

"We are in an emergency situation," said mine owner Bob Murray. A patient was seen entering Castleview Hospital in Price as paramedics frantically tended to him; in a separate ambulance, one patient was seen wearing a neck brace and another man wore an oxygen mask, according to the Deseret Morning News. (More Utah stories.)

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