Consol's Buchanan Mine restart delayed by hoist repair setbacks

Nov 28, 2005 | 09:04 AM | Maria Guzzo

Setbacks in repairs at the Buchanan metallurgical coal mine have prompted Consol Energy Inc. to push back the mine's reopening to mid- to late December.

The mine's skip hoist, which lifts coal to the surface, was damaged in a Sept. 16 accident, forcing the mine to suspend coal production (AMM, Sept. 20). The entire skip hoist structure is about 1,780 feet high, the equivalent....

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