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Breaking: West Virginia Officials Close to Conclusion (4 miners' bodies found)
FoxNews.com ^ | 04/10/2010 | AP

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; US: West Virginia
KEYWORDS: massey; miners; mining; rescue; wva

1 posted on 04/09/2010 9:44:21 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan
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To: BuckeyeTexan

God Bless them all. May they rest in peace


2 posted on 04/09/2010 9:45:18 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: BuckeyeTexan

They died too.
God bless them all.


3 posted on 04/09/2010 9:47:07 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2490267/posts


4 posted on 04/09/2010 9:47:22 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR.......Monthly Donors Wanted.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

The bodies of the four missing miners have been found. RIP. Prayers for the families.


5 posted on 04/09/2010 9:48:25 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (Integrity, Honesty, Character, & Loyalty still matter)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

All four miners have been found dead according to Fox News.


6 posted on 04/09/2010 9:50:43 PM PDT by Buddygirl
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To: BuckeyeTexan

My tears are flowing. Prayers for their love ones.


7 posted on 04/09/2010 9:52:59 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Darn it. :*( :*( :*( :*(
Prayers going up for their families and friends.


9 posted on 04/09/2010 9:57:44 PM PDT by pillut48 ("Stand now. Stand together. Stand for what is right."-Gov.Sarah Palin, "Going Rogue")
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To: BuckeyeTexan

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


10 posted on 04/09/2010 9:59:24 PM PDT by dennisw (It all comes 'round again --Fairport)
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To: BuckeyeTexan
My God! I have no words to describe the anger I feel after reading the following comment that is posted with this article on FoxNews.com.

teamobama
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

11 posted on 04/09/2010 10:00:10 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (Integrity, Honesty, Character, & Loyalty still matter)
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To: Morgana

I know, Morgana. I know. I’m sick. I’m disgusted. There aren’t words.

Effing b@st@ards.


13 posted on 04/09/2010 10:08:44 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (Integrity, Honesty, Character, & Loyalty still matter)
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To: Morgana

I have family in WV. They’re miners. I with you. I understand.


15 posted on 04/09/2010 10:16:21 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (Integrity, Honesty, Character, & Loyalty still matter)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Terrible news. The miners are gone, but not forgotten. RIP.


16 posted on 04/09/2010 10:20:15 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Prayers for them and their loved ones.


17 posted on 04/09/2010 10:25:52 PM PDT by Eagles6 ( Typical White Guy: Christian, Constitutionalist, Heterosexual, Redneck.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan
Prayers sent for the broken hearted families. God Bless them.

May these brave men RIP in the Arms of Our Heavenly Father.

18 posted on 04/09/2010 10:33:57 PM PDT by LADY J (Change your thoughts and you change your world. - Norman Vincent Peale)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

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.


19 posted on 04/09/2010 10:40:51 PM PDT by waus (FUBO UFCMF, Just in case I stuttered, FUBO)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Prayers and tears for all the families.
God bless gentlemen. Rest in Peace.


20 posted on 04/09/2010 10:42:36 PM PDT by dixiebelle
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To: BuckeyeTexan

I was SO hoping they found a way to stay alive in there. Very sad for all the families and friends. Prayers up!


21 posted on 04/09/2010 10:57:46 PM PDT by Just Lori (We're living in a nightmare.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

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.


22 posted on 04/09/2010 11:01:38 PM PDT by Just Lori (We're living in a nightmare.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

I was so hoping they’d be found alive. Prayers for all West Virginians. Sad, sad day.


23 posted on 04/09/2010 11:27:54 PM PDT by abigailsmybaby ( I'm not going to buy my kids an encyclopedia. Let them walk to school like I did. Yogi Berra)
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To: waus

Harlan is where my family members lived and coal mined. I’ve not seen the documentary but I’ve heard stories.


24 posted on 04/09/2010 11:40:55 PM PDT by TNdandelion
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To: TNdandelion
I have an uncle who worked a long wall.
He said the percentage of methane in the air has to be between 5 and 10 percent to explode.
At a fraction of one percent alarms start going off.
At one percent the long wall shuts down.
What happened to the methane sensors?
Why were they able to run the long wall without adequate ventilation?
Were the operators bypassing the sensors?
Why aren't the talking heads asking the right questions?
25 posted on 04/10/2010 4:00:01 AM PDT by trickyricky
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To: trickyricky
I have an uncle who worked a long wall.

Where? And when?

26 posted on 04/10/2010 4:01:45 AM PDT by Glenn (iamtheresistance.org)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

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.


27 posted on 04/10/2010 4:21:10 AM PDT by mmanager (I'm not racist, I don't like the white half of him either.)
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To: Glenn
Maryland and West Virginia in the nineties.
Metiki (sp?) before he retired.
28 posted on 04/10/2010 4:46:24 AM PDT by trickyricky
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To: trickyricky
Maryland and West Virginia in the nineties. Metiki (sp?) before he retired.

He worked with a diamond crew. Good for him. Hope he is still well.

29 posted on 04/10/2010 4:48:16 AM PDT by Glenn (iamtheresistance.org)
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To: Glenn

I work with some of the old Shamrock guys.


30 posted on 04/10/2010 4:58:44 AM PDT by mmanager (I'm not racist, I don't like the white half of him either.)
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To: mmanager
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.

31 posted on 04/10/2010 5:02:41 AM PDT by Glenn (iamtheresistance.org)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

May God rest their souls, for their toils in life have been great. May God be with their families, and bring them peace.


32 posted on 04/10/2010 5:33:23 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

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.


33 posted on 04/10/2010 5:54:02 AM PDT by wheelgun ("... an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man." - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: wheelgun
We are proud of who we are.
We stand up for what we believe.
We keep our families together.
We trust in God.

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

34 posted on 04/10/2010 6:09:44 AM PDT by Roccus (......and then there were none.)
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To: Glenn
"He worked with a diamond crew. Good for him. Hope he is still well."

He's fine.
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.

35 posted on 04/10/2010 6:10:51 AM PDT by trickyricky
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Terribly, terribly sad. Is there a fund for the families? I would like to contribute.


36 posted on 04/10/2010 6:12:15 AM PDT by apocalypto
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To: BuckeyeTexan
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

SEIU or college punk? In either case; worthless vermin.

37 posted on 04/10/2010 6:17:29 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan
Our thoughts and prayers are with the families.

btw, where are the celebs who rush to the sites of disasters? I must have missed them.

38 posted on 04/10/2010 7:48:13 AM PDT by apocalypto
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To: dennisw

The miners won’t like that.

More prayers for the loved ones.


41 posted on 04/10/2010 9:14:47 AM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: apocalypto

Yes, there has been a fund established for the families and friends.

https://www.fcbresource.com/SpecialMessages/Donations-for-the-Montcoal-Victims-Fund.aspx


42 posted on 04/10/2010 10:28:23 AM PDT by wheelgun ("... an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man." - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Morgana

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.


43 posted on 04/12/2010 8:43:35 AM PDT by Armedanddangerous (Montani Semper Liberi)
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