Work continues on mine site despite safety concerns
An early morning explosion at an Arizona mine, also known as the Bodega Bay mine, left a worker dead and sent a cloud of smoldering co감성 마사지al rolling across town.
The blast happened about 10:25 a.m. on Monday near the corner of County Road 24 and Aiken Boulevard in Aiken, about 25 miles southeast of Phoenix. Arizona State Police say the explosion damaged at least a dozen houses.
One man who was working on the site was killed, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety. He was identified Monday as Mark Lee Thomas.
Arizona Department of Public Safety: An early morning blast sent smoldering coal rolling across town.
An 18-hour fire department response effort was called off because of safety concerns, says Aiken Fire Department Lt. Andrew Anderson.
Crews from several agencies responded to the scene.
One of the first units to arrive at the blast si울산출장마사지te was a private emergency response team.
“This is an extremely dangerous area for people because of the proximity of the explosion and the proximity to homes and buildings, but that was our responsibility,” says Sgt. Jeff Smith of the Aiken Police Department.
He says the firefighters were working in two areas of the community: a rural area adjacent to the mine and the area outside the mine.
“There were some buildings involved in the explosion where no one had been hurt as the buildings were pretty close together,” Smith says. “But a lot of other houses오바마카지노 and structures had been damaged and it would have been a very serious incident had we had to put out the fire.”
The area remains closed and the site’s workers are out and back at the site. The cause of the blast hasn’t been determined at this time.
A woman living near the site says she found out that someone was buried in the rubble. She says she’s a small business owner and her daughter lives at a nearby home.
“As soon as she heard the word that somebody was buried we were all on edge,” she says. “She says the first thing she thought was ‘Why didn’t I hear any noise or a sound?’
“I mean, she’s a professional and she knew this was going to happen and she says she’s just very worried.”
There’s no word yet on the conditions of those involved, nor how long there might be without a safe work surface on the other side of the mine. The mine operates every two to four year