August 2, 2000 |
A fire and explosion deep in a Utah coal mine killed two miners and injured 12 others, officials said Tuesday. Investigators suspect that the cause was a mining technique involving the deliberate collapse of the mine's roof. Four miners escaped uninjured from the blaze at the Willow Creek Mine, about six miles north of Helper, Dennis Dooley, Carbon County emergency management director, said Tuesday. The fire, which began about 11:30 p.m.