Recovery Still On-Going for Mississippi Miners

Two men are still missing this morning at Green Brothers Gravel Co. in Crystal Springs, Miss. On Friday, June 3, the two men working in the pit were trapped in their equipment by a wall of 10 – 12 feet of mud and debris.

MSHA said the agency was informed at 1 p.m. of the accident. An announcement was made on Saturday that the operation to get the two men had turned into a “recovery effort” and not a rescue.

As of yesterday, workers were constructing a road to allow the crane to reach the recovery site and hopefully locate the missing miners. MSHA family liaisons are currently on site with family members.

The area has received a lot of rain, which may have contributed to the fatal collapse.