WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) - After two years in West Virginia, an
international conference on coal miners' health and safety is
moving to Utah.
Wheeling Jesuit University's symposium will be held July 20-22
at the Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel. Technology is also a key
The symposium was created after the 2006 disaster at West
Virginia's Sago Mine, where 12 men died after an explosion and
The Utah event will begin with a moment of silence for the six
miners who died last year in the collapse of the Crandall Canyon
Several panel discussions will focus on preventing or
controlling so-called coal bumps with engineering design.
Communication and tracking systems technologies will also be