Dozens of miners have been evacuated from Signal Peak's coal mine south of Roundup after high levels of carbon monoxide were detected.


Boich Cos. spokesman Mike Dawson says 45 miners were evacuated Thursday afternoon after carbon monoxide levels exceeded 125 parts per million in a previously mined tunnel that had been sealed off. Boich and First Energy Corp., an Ohio utility, bought the mine in 2008.
Dawson says the problem area is 1.7 miles from where miners are working and where the levels are normal. But any carbon monoxide reading that exceeds 125 parts per million must be reported to the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration.

Dawson says employment won't be affected, and workers will perform duties outside the mine until regular operations resume.

Signal Peak employs 300 workers.

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