The reports are out on the Crandall Canyon mine disaster. Via CNN:
The Mine Safety and Health Administration said the mine was “destined to fail” because the mining company made critical miscalculations and didn’t report early warning signs. But MSHA itself also was faulted by its parent agency, both for lax oversight before the collapse and for its handling of a haphazard rescue effort that left three more people dead.
Regulators acknowledge the rescue tunneling should never have been attempted because it only made the mine more unstable.
Relatives say they now know both the mine company and federal regulators failed the miners.