UTA Documentary on Fatal Wilberg Mine Fire Premieres Next Month
By Susan Schrock
Posted on January 23, 2017, January 23, 2017

A documentary produced by the University of Texas at Arlington's Department of Art and Art History will premiere next month.

"Remember Wilberg"tells the story of the December 1984 Wilberg Mine fire in Emery County, Utah, that killed 27 coal miners.

UTA Students, alumni, and faculty spent more than two years working on the film to ensure it honored the victims while also teaching critical safety lessons to present-day miners.

The documentary, which will be a safety training tool for coal minors, was completed in association with Safety Solutions International, Inc. A $1.3 million federal grant written by film director Elaine Cullen was awarded to UTA's Division of Enterprise Development to fund the project.

The film will premiere in Utah in February and will then be used for professional development for miners.

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