House Authorizes Deeper Dig Into Utah Mine Collapse

Law360, New York (December 12, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. House of Representatives has given the House Education and Labor Committee the go-ahead to move forward with its investigation into August's collapse at Crandall Canyon Mine, granting the committee rare deposition power as it continues to explore the reasons behind the fatal fall-in.

On Wednesday, the House signed off on a resolution that would enable the House Education and Labor Committee to take witness depositions — an authority that the body previously lacked. The committee already has the ability to obtain documentary evidence by...
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