UtahAmerican Energy

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UtahAmerican Energy, Inc. (formerly Andalex Resources), is a bituminous underground coal mining and lignite surface mining company, headquartered in Sandy, Utah. UtahAmerican is a subsidiary of Cleveland, Ohio based Murray Energy Corporation. UtahAmerican is a company with approximately $65.1 million in annual sales and was started in 1996.[1]

Crandall Canyon

The company operated the Crandall Canyon Mine, an underground, bituminous coal mine in northwestern Emery County, Utah, about 15 miles (24 km) west north-west of Huntington, Utah. On Monday, August 6, 2007, at 2:48 A.M., the mine collapsed, trapping 6 workers inside. The workers were approximately 3.4 miles (5.5 km) from the mine entrance and 1500 feet (457 m) underground. The collapse registered recorded seismic waves in magnitude 3.9 to 4.0, by seismograph stations of the University of Utah.[2]

Fines

On March 20, 2008, the company was fined $420,300 by Federal authorities for "flagrant violations" leading to fire and explosion hazards at the Aberdeen Mine in Price, Utah.[3]

Mines

Mines operated by UtahAmerican and managed by Genwal Resources Inc.:

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