coal mine http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Contractor Dies At North Antelope Rochelle Mine http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/contractor-dies-north-antelope-rochelle-mine <p>A contractor died at Peabody Coal's North Antelope Rochelle Mine in the Powder River Basin early Wednesday morning.</p><p>The contractor, whose name hasn't been released, died inside a hydraulic scoria crusher around 6 a.m., according to Amy Louviere, a spokeswoman for the Mine Safety and Health Administration.</p><p>“The crusher apparently started up and it ultimately crushed the miner,” Loviere said. “That victim was airlifted to a nearby medical facility and he is deceased.”</p><p>Louviere says local MSHA officials are on the scene and will be conducting a thorough investigation.</p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 23:16:59 +0000 Aaron Schrank 59349 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Contractor Dies At North Antelope Rochelle Mine 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 Three miners badly burned in coal-dust fire http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/three-miners-badly-burned-coal-dust-fire <p>Three miners are being treated for serious burns after a coal-dust fire at the North Antelope Rochelle mine on Tuesday.</p><p>The fire started while the workers were changing a bearing on a conveyor, according to Amy Louviere, a spokesperson for the Mine Safety and Health Administration. She writes in an email that coal dust filled the space the workers were in, and was ignited by the machinery. The agency is investigating.</p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 22:36:53 +0000 Stephanie Joyce 46827 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Three miners badly burned in coal-dust fire Despite possible revenue loss, coal leasing reforms not likely to be forthcoming http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/despite-possible-revenue-loss-coal-leasing-reforms-not-likely-be-forthcoming <p>Last week, we reported that the federal government might be selling Powder River Basin coal for less than it’s worth. As reform advocate Tom Sanzillo described the sales:</p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 22:10:49 +0000 Stephanie Joyce 46197 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Despite possible revenue loss, coal leasing reforms not likely to be forthcoming Changes coming to miners health care http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/changes-coming-miners-health-care <p>The Wyoming Miners Hospital Board is looking to make changes in its programs, as the result of 8-percent budget cuts Governor Matt Mead has asked all state agencies to prepare for.</p><p>The Hospital Board assists miners in the state with medical costs related to hearing, respiratory, cardiac and muscle skeletal issues all of which are problem areas for miners.</p><p>Mary Ellen Young is a retired coal miner and executive director of the Wyoming Miners Hospital Board. She says the cuts will affect the Board&rsquo;s services in two places.</p> Wed, 20 Jun 2012 00:23:03 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 25776 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Changes coming to miners health care Mine blast picked up on seismographs http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/mine-blast-picked-seismographs <p>An explosion at a coal mine northeast Wyoming was big enough to register on seismographs on the scale of<br />a small earthquake.</p><p>Some people in Gillette reported feeling the ground shake from 16 miles away.</p><p>The U.S. Geological Survey recorded the blast at 11:11 a.m. Tuesday. The blast happened in the area of Cloud Peak Energy&#39;s Cordero Rojo Mine southeast of Gillette and registered as large as a magnitude 4.5 earthquake.</p> Wed, 02 May 2012 11:31:05 +0000 The Associated Press 23439 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Mine blast picked up on seismographs