Utah mining country has long history of tragedy





Central Utah, where six miners were still trapped deep underground on Saturday, has long been rich not just in coal deposits, but also the fortune and despair that come with pulling it from the ground....

The list of accidents stretches back at least to May 1, 1900, when 200 men were killed by an explosion in the Winter Quarters Mine, one of the worst mining accidents in U.S. history.

In 1924, 172 men died in a series of explosions or of carbon monoxide poisoning at a mine in Castle Gate.

And in 1984, a fire in the Wilberg Mine killed 26 men and one woman.

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