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Federal regulators shut down operations at six Kentucky coal mines targeted by surprise inspections in the wake of last month’s deadly West Virginia mine...
Another accident last week at Twentymile Coal Company's Foidel Creek Mine between Hayden and Oak Creek brought the number of accidents so far this...
The Foidel Creek Mine in Routt County is one of Colorado’s most productive coal mines, churning out more than a quarter of all the coal mined in the state. But it’s also one of the state’s most dangerous mines, accounting for nearly a third of Colorado’s coal-mining injuries in 2009.
Colorado’s coal industry, the ninth-most productive in the nation in 2008, is under fire from politicians and environmentalists but not, as is the case this month in West Virginia, for safety reasons.