mine safety http://kuer.org en Kennecott Expects Huge Loss in Production After Slide http://kuer.org/post/kennecott-expects-huge-loss-production-after-slide <p>The early estimates of the size of the Bingham Canyon mine slide show that more than 165 million tons of rock and dirt have slid into the bottom of the mine. That makes this slide the largest to ever happen there. Kennecott Utah Copper spokesperson, Kyle Bennett, says it will have a large impact on their yearly copper production.</p><p>"The 165 million ton slide does translate, unfortunately, into a reduced production of refined and mined copper of about 50 percent,” he says.</p> Tue, 16 Apr 2013 20:24:39 +0000 Brian Grimmett 27906 at http://kuer.org Kennecott Expects Huge Loss in Production After Slide KUER News Pod: Monday April 15, 2013 http://kuer.org/post/kuer-news-pod-monday-april-15-2013 <p>Work resumes at the Bingham Canyon copper mine, UTA opens its airport TRAX line, and the Utah legislature has only a few days left to overturn Governor Herbert’s veto of HB 76.<br><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F87998834&amp;color=98091a&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> Mon, 15 Apr 2013 17:06:51 +0000 Brian Grimmett 27819 at http://kuer.org KUER News Pod: Monday April 15, 2013 Kennecott Reports Landslide At Bingham Canyon Mine http://kuer.org/post/kennecott-reports-landslide-bingham-canyon-mine <p>Ground movement at the Bingham Canyon Mine resulted in a landslide last night. The slide occurred around 9:30 p.m. on the North side of the mine near where the visitor’s center was previously located. Kennecott Utah Copper spokesman Kyle Bennett says all employees at the mine are safe and accounted for. All work at the mine has also been suspended until geotechnical experts get a better assessment of the situation.</p> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 21:11:59 +0000 Brian Grimmett 27683 at http://kuer.org Kennecott Reports Landslide At Bingham Canyon Mine Deer Creek Miners Picket For Safety http://kuer.org/post/deer-creek-miners-picket-safety <p></p><p>About 30 members of the United Mine Workers Union of America from the Deer Creek coal mine located near Huntington, Utah gathered outside of the Gallivan center Friday to tell people they’re concerned about their safety. Right now they are in the middle of contract negotiations with their employer, Energy West Mining, who they say is planning to cut safety provisions. The proposal includes eliminating 11 of the unions 14 safety representatives. Union spokesman Brad Timothy says that won’t keep them safe.</p> Fri, 21 Dec 2012 20:53:17 +0000 Brian Grimmett 22666 at http://kuer.org Deer Creek Miners Picket For Safety