SALT LAKE CITY -- Insurance companies for a co-owner of the Crandall Canyon mine are suing the mine's operator in more fallout from the deadly 2007 collapse that killed six miners and three rescuers.
The suit was filed Thursday in Utah's 3rd District Court by six of Intermountain Power Agency's insurance firms plus Lloyd's of London against Pepper Pike, Ohio-based Murray Energy Corp., its Utah affiliates and a Colorado engineering company.
Murray Energy was preparing a statement Thursday in response to the lawsuit.
The lawsuit contains no dollar figures or new allegations. It blames Murray Energy for the disaster in central Utah and demands that the company pay for abandoned equipment left inside the shuttered mine.