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Deaths At Coal Mines Increased In 2017

15 workers died in Coal mines last year according to new data from the Mine Safety and Health Administration. This is an increase over the 9 deaths that occurred in U.S. coal mines in 2016, a record low. 8 miners died in West Virginia, with 3 miner deaths occurring in Kentucky, while one worker died in Colorado, Wyoming, Alabama, Montana and Continue reading

Two Hunters Rescued

Two Rawlins men had to be rescued near Bridger Pass  south of Rawlins last month. 47-year-old Joseph Rathbun and 57-year-old Bruce Baugh were reported missing after they failed to return from a hunt in the area on Saturday, December 23rd. The two reportedly Continue reading

Man Dies In Mining Accident

A worker died at the Bridger mine, 25 miles northeast of Rock Springs yesterday, after a slab of coal fell on him. According to Bridger and Rocky Mountain Power officials Jaime Olivas was moving mining equipment around 4 in the afternoon, when the slab came Continue reading