Skip to comments.Breaking: West Virginia Officials Close to Conclusion (4 miners' bodies found)
Posted on 04/09/2010 9:44:21 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan
MONTCOAL, W.Va. - Grieving relatives began burying victims of the Upper Big Branch coal mine disaster Friday as crews neared a refuge chamber deep underground where they had faint hope that survivors might be awaiting rescue.
It was their fourth try to find the four miners missing since Monday's explosion killed 25 others in the nation's worst underground disaster since at least 1984. During the previous rescue attempt, searchers were forced to withdraw by dangerous gases and the risk of fire or explosion.
Five ambulances had arrived at the mine site early Saturday.
Gov. Joe Manchin promised families they should have answers by midnight.
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God Bless them all. May they rest in peace
They died too.
God bless them all.
The bodies of the four missing miners have been found. RIP. Prayers for the families.
All four miners have been found dead according to Fox News.
My tears are flowing. Prayers for their love ones.
Darn it. :*( :*( :*( :*(
Prayers going up for their families and friends.
It’s a tough job and you can bet that 0bama and his eco-fanatics will try to shut down mines and make mining impossibly expensive and unprofitable. Making more miners unemployed and dependent on government
lol at these people! the t baggers got what was coming to them. if government had been there to regulate these mine nazis this accident would have been avoided. unionize and save lives. and still laughing at the situation lawlerskates
Friday, April 09, 2010 at 11:53 PM
I know, Morgana. I know. I’m sick. I’m disgusted. There aren’t words.
I have family in WV. They’re miners. I with you. I understand.
Terrible news. The miners are gone, but not forgotten. RIP.
Prayers for them and their loved ones.
May these brave men RIP in the Arms of Our Heavenly Father.
For some insight into the history and trials and tribulations miners have been through watch “Harlan County, USA.”
It won the 1976 Academy Award for Documentary Feature.
Prayers and tears for all the families.
God bless gentlemen. Rest in Peace.
I was SO hoping they found a way to stay alive in there. Very sad for all the families and friends. Prayers up!
What goes around comes around. Sometimes sooner.... sometimes later. The pathetic piece of human excrement who wrote that will get his. We just don’t know when.
I was so hoping they’d be found alive. Prayers for all West Virginians. Sad, sad day.
Harlan is where my family members lived and coal mined. I’ve not seen the documentary but I’ve heard stories.
Where? And when?
I have heard that seven bodies were or at shield #80 (tailgate) on the longwall face, all together. One could speculate that having seven people all together tells me that they possibly were working on something and the longwall was “down”. Possibly working on the pan-line. Before any work such as cutting or welding on the pan-line, one has to take methane readings under the pan as well.
They say the fire in the mine is at the face as well.
IMHO this is not a Sago type incident. Sago had 300 feet of cover and Upper Branch has ~1,100. This mine liberates around 2MM cubic feet of methane a day. I go to a mine in Colorado that at one time was liberating 14MM cubic feet a day and today it is around 8MM.
I have also read that 60 minutes is going to air a report on Massey and Blankinship on Sunday night. Should be very interesting.
He worked with a diamond crew. Good for him. Hope he is still well.
I work with some of the old Shamrock guys.
Oh my! I know those guys!
I also know the guys at Robin Hood and many of the crew in the strip mines. Some of the greatest days of my career.
Them were the days. We overloaded the conversion plants as best we could.
May God rest their souls, for their toils in life have been great. May God be with their families, and bring them peace.
As the grandson of two miners from the vicinity of Elkins, WV, I am grieving today. Politics aside, I would like to thank Gov. Joe Manchin III for his humanity during the now three coal mining tragedies he has had the misfortune to deal with during his time in office. He’ll no doubt be criticized in coming days for not doing more in the realm of mine safety. He has to walk a fine line between the well-being of those who mine coal and the economic vitality of his state. As an Ohioan, I would gladly trade our governor for Mr. Manchin - in a heartbeat!
To all West Virginians, please know that your neighbors to the west are praying for you today and always. God Bless miners everywhere, who toil ceaselessly without complaint so that our families can be safe and warm in our homes, schools, and offices.
We do what needs to be done.
We are not afraid.
These were the closing words of Homer Hickam at the Sago Miner's Memorial Service. Jan 16, 2006
He said he's seen it all, but with good ventilation this never should have happened.
I'll go underground, but it will be the last thing I ever do.
Terribly, terribly sad. Is there a fund for the families? I would like to contribute.
SEIU or college punk? In either case; worthless vermin.
btw, where are the celebs who rush to the sites of disasters? I must have missed them.
The miners won’t like that.
More prayers for the loved ones.
Yes, there has been a fund established for the families and friends.
do a search for the west virginia council of churches. theyre receiving money for the miners families.
The council is a little too liberal for me, but theyre doing God’s work helping those grieving families.
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