accident http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Worker plunges to his death at Bridger coal mine http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/worker-plunges-his-death-bridger-coal-mine <p></p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 23:42:14 +0000 Stephanie Joyce 48050 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Worker plunges to his death at Bridger coal mine Douglas Gas Leak Still Uncontained http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/douglas-gas-leak-still-uncontained <p>A Tuesday oil rig accident northeast of Douglas continues to spew gas into the atmosphere.</p><p>At last count, 50 of 67 residents volunteered to evacuate the surrounding area of the leak, staying in hotels paid for by the site&rsquo;s natural gas operator Chesapeake Energy.</p><p>No injuries have been reported.</p><p>Oil and gas commissioner Tom Doll says it&rsquo;s unclear how much gas has been lost.</p> Thu, 26 Apr 2012 18:06:39 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 23165 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Douglas Gas Leak Still Uncontained Traffic fatalities down this year http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/traffic-fatalities-down-year <p>The number of fatalities on Wyoming&rsquo;s highways is down six percent compared to this time last year.</p><p>So far, 127 people have died in accidents in Wyoming this year, with four deaths occurring around the Thanksgiving holiday. Wyoming Highway Patrol Lieutenant Troy McLees says those numbers should be even lower, but also thinks winter driving habits in the state are beginning to improve. McLees attributes the decrease in fatalities this year in part to new signs posted along Interstate 80.</p> Wed, 07 Dec 2011 15:24:15 +0000 Kathryn Flagg 16139 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Traffic fatalities down this year