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Rescuer Talks About Sago Disaster

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posted on Feb, 13 2006 @ 11:05 PM
Mine rescuers are now talking about how the efforts at Sago Mine went. On Capitol Hill for the next few days, rescue workers who were at the Sago Mine Disaster are now explaining how rescue efforts were executed. The number of people testifying before a Congressional Committee include International Coal Group's ex - CEO Ben Hatfield.


Hundreds of feet below the earth's surface, Brett Bushong didn't find the sheer number of bodies inside the West Virginia mine jarring. The numbing part was how they looked so at peace.

Bushong, assigned the grim task with other members of an Illinois mine-rescue team of retrieving the dozen who died after the Jan. 2 explosion at the Sago Mine, remembers most of the 11 found cloistered together looking as if they were merely on break.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

I can relate to what these families have went through. Mining was and will continue to be a way of life here in West Virginia. It is also a dangerous job, and those miners realize that each time the go down into the mine, they might not ever make it back up to see the light of day again. Like I've said before, I'm from West Virginia and I'm proud to be.

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[edit on 2/13/2006 by gimmefootball400]


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