Mine Deemed Unstable, Rescuers Won't Be Sent In - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Mine Deemed Unstable, Rescuers Won't Be Sent In

HUNTINGTON, Utah (AP) - The co-owner of a Utah mine says no rescuers will be sent to look for six trapped coal miners unless there's a sign someone is alive.

Chairman Bob Murray of Cleveland-based Murray Energy says the mine is too unstable to risk the lives of rescuers. He says he's not optimistic the miners will be found alive.

Murray says he gave that message to relatives of the trapped men and that it wasn't something they wanted to hear.

A federal official says safety consultants brought in since the August 6th cave-in have concluded that the mountain mine is still shaking and shifting.

Another collapse last week killed three rescue workers and injured six others.

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