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Soma Mine Disaster, May 2014

Director Tom Hethmon quoted in NPR's coverage of mine disaster in Soma, Turkey. 
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New Center for Mine Safety and Health Excellence at the U

The Utah State Board of Regents has just approved a new Center for Mining Safety and Health Excellence at the University of Utah. The formation of the center goes back to 2008 after the fatal Crandall Canyon accident in eastern Utah. Six miners and three rescue workers were killed in the 2007 disaster. Within a year, the Utah Mine Safety Commission under former Governor John Huntsman Jr. recommended creating an endowed chair in mine safety. Associate professor Tom Hethmon is the director of the new center at the U and is the founding chair. He says managing safety and health is a subtle issue.
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U of U Works to Ensure Mine Safety

Nearly five years after the tragic Crandall Canyon Mine disaster that left six miners and three rescuers dead in Utah's Emery County, the University of Utah is working to improve how mine sites are managed. KCPW's Charlotte Duren has more:
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Last Updated: 8/18/21