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NEWS
June 15, 1987
The General Accounting Office will investigate possible safety lapses by the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration in connection with a 1984 mine fire that killed 27 people, the Salt Lake Tribune reported. The GAO, the investigative arm of Congress, will probe the agency's enforcement of safety regulations and policy related to the Dec. 19, 1984, Wilberg Mine fire in central Utah at the request of Sen. Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah).
BUSINESS
August 14, 1987 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Two major electric utilities, Pacificorp and Utah Power & Light, are planning a $2.2-billion stock-swap merger that would create a geographically broad-based enterprise selling electric power across much of the West. The deal announced late Wednesday by the Portland, Ore., and Salt Lake City companies takes place at a time of upheaval in the utility business and widespread predictions of an industrywide shakeout.
BUSINESS
August 14, 1987 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Two major electric utilities, Pacificorp and Utah Power & Light, are planning a $2.2-billion stock-swap merger that would create a geographically broad-based enterprise selling electric power across much of the West. The deal announced late Wednesday by the Portland, Ore., and Salt Lake City companies takes place at a time of upheaval in the utility business and widespread predictions of an industrywide shakeout.
NEWS
November 3, 1985
The remains of five of 27 coal miners who died in a shaft fire last year were recovered from the sealed-off Wilberg Mine near Orangeville, Utah, after four months of digging. Work crews using a tunneling machine broke through a wall of coal to reach the bodies, said Bob Henrie of Emery Mining Corp., which runs the mine for Utah Power & Light Co. A woman and 26 men were trapped while working in the mine last Dec. 19.
NEWS
May 12, 1987 | Associated Press
The federal Mine Safety and Health Administration on Monday levied fines totaling more than $111,000 against the owner and operator of a coal mine in which 27 people died during a fire. The fines, the largest assessed by the Labor Department agency under the 1977 Mine Safety and Health Act, were based on 34 alleged safety violations, including $77,000 for nine the agency said contributed directly to the 1984 fire at the Wilberg Mine. Mine owner Utah Power & Light Co.
NEWS
August 14, 1987 | Associated Press
Federal officials have issued additional citations against both the owner and the operator of a mine where 27 people were killed in a 1984 fire, a federal agency said Thursday as it released its final report on the disaster. The Mine Safety and Health Administration's 92-page report culminated a 2 1/2-year investigation into the Wilberg mine's operations and supported preliminary conclusions blaming a faulty air compressor for the fire. The Dec.
NEWS
September 27, 1986 | Associated Press
The 1984 fire that killed 27 workers in the Wilberg coal mine was caused when an air compressor was inadvertently turned on with its heat sensor disconnected, officials said Friday. Herschel Potter, chief investigator for the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration, said a heat-sensor switch that would have automatically shut off the compressor had been "rendered inoperable" before the fire.
NEWS
January 6, 1986 | From Associated Press
A windy storm spread snow and ice across the northern Rockies today, glazing highways and felling power lines, while snow and high wind around the Great Lakes created near-blizzard conditions in Michigan and closed many of that state's schools. Elsewhere, residents of Maine shoveled away the weekend's accumulation of heavy snow, with drifts up to five feet high.
NEWS
June 15, 1987
The General Accounting Office will investigate possible safety lapses by the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration in connection with a 1984 mine fire that killed 27 people, the Salt Lake Tribune reported. The GAO, the investigative arm of Congress, will probe the agency's enforcement of safety regulations and policy related to the Dec. 19, 1984, Wilberg Mine fire in central Utah at the request of Sen. Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah).
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