Miners at Oxbow Mining's Elk Creek Mine were called back to work last week. According to Mike Ludlow, Oxbow Mining executive vice president, Elk Creek Mine is still not open for coal production, but the workers have been called in to do construction of the regular main line seals.
The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) remains at the mine and could possibly allow mining production to resume later this week.
"After the seals are done, we have to submit a plan to resume mining activities. If everything meets with their approval, [MSHA] will make modifications and allow us to go back to producing coal," Ludlow said.blog comments powered by Disqus