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Posted: 1/2/2012 7:23:34 AM EDT
http://www.usmra.com/saxsewell/sago.htm

Eighteen miners were underground at approximately 6:30 am when the explosion occurred. Five miners returned to the surface, forced back by high levels of carbon monoxide and smoke. Of the remaining twelve miners, one miner survived. Eleven miners, including the survivor, had barricaded themselves in the mine. The barricaded miners were found approximately 40 hours after the explosion occurred.


Since the disaster, Randy McCloy and his wife have had 2 more children.

http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20033799,00.html
Link Posted: 1/2/2012 11:45:43 AM EDT
One situation that if things would have went different, and the emergency equipment would have actually worked, those miners would still be here.

Link Posted: 1/3/2012 11:27:00 AM EDT
I live less than a mile from the mine, and knew several of the miners, they used to work for my family.........


I think things have finally moved on, but nothing will ever go back to the way it was
Link Posted: 1/3/2012 12:04:05 PM EDT
Originally Posted By jharp:
I live less than a mile from the mine, and knew several of the miners, they used to work for my family.........


I think things have finally moved on, but nothing will ever go back to the way it was


Very true, life moves on, but nobody will ever drive by that sign on Rt 20 that says Sago Rd. and not remember what happened.

I remember when all of that went on, the media coverage was insane, hell there were quite a few news trucks that drove to Elkins to stay, as Buckhannon doesn't have much. Sad time indeed.
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 3:23:47 PM EDT
I work for the Federal Black Lung office. If I could only share some things that I knew and nothing about the miners but about the things that went on afterwards.
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