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Nine rescuers injured in accident at Utah mine

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Associated Press - August 16, 2007 11:23 PM ET

HUNTINGTON, Utah (AP) - A federal mine safety official now says a final count shows nine people working to find six men trapped in Utah coal mine have been injured. Officials previously said there were ten injured.

Mine Safety and Health Administration spokesman Dirk Fillpot says he believes the injured were in an accident caused by a "bump." That's when pressure inside a mine shoots coal from the walls with great force.

Two helicopters and at least four ambulances were dispatched to the Crandall Canyon Mine.

The six miners have been trapped since August 6th.

A hospital official says one worker is in very serious condition.

At least one rescue worker was flown to Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo.

Officials say two helicopters and four ambulances were sent to the mine after an accident.

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