Mine Owner Insists that Quake Led to Collapse Robert Murray, co-owner of the Utah coal mine where six men remain trapped, insists that the Aug. 6 cave-in was prompted by an earthquake. Other mine owners have made similar claims, but experts say such collapses are rarely prompted by acts of nature.
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Mine Owner Insists that Quake Led to Collapse

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Mine Owner Insists that Quake Led to Collapse

Mine Owner Insists that Quake Led to Collapse

Mine Owner Insists that Quake Led to Collapse

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Robert Murray, co-owner of the Utah coal mine where six men remain trapped, insists that the Aug. 6 cave-in was prompted by an earthquake.

Other mine owners have made similar claims, but we'll hear from experts who say coal mine collapses are rarely prompted by acts of nature.