After the news broke this morning of the coal mine collapse in central Utah, FNC interviewed the Mayor of the town where the mine was located about the 6 miners who were trapped. Mayor Hillary Gordon expressed her concern and said, “Our chief prayer and hope is that these miners are rescued safely and that they are unharmed.” She went on to talk about the how in small towns everyone is “so connected’ and “We all know the people there, and are related to those people. When you have small towns, we are all literally related. Our concern is for everyone.”
UPDATE: FNC spoke with Bob Murray, the owner of the mining company Murray Energy Corp involved in the collapse. “There’s a very, very good chance that we’ll find these men totally unblemished in any way and in great condition,” Murray said. He went on to say, “I take the safety of my employees to bed with me every night.” FNC’s Trace Gallagher interviewed Greg Phillips who lost his cousin in the Sago mine disaster in West Virginia. “It is a vicious way to have to think about your loved one and what they’re doing and whether they’re all right and how they’re handling the situation,” Phillips said.