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Friday, January 20, 2006

Another One?

Rescuers search for two W.Virginia miners - Roto-Reuters:

By Juliet Terry 52 minutes ago

CHARLESTON, West Virginia (Reuters) - Rescue teams searched on Friday for two miners missing after a fire broke out at a coal mine in West Virginia, where an accident at another mine three weeks ago killed 12 people.

Nineteen miners escaped the fire that started on a conveyor belt at the Aracoma Mine in Melville late Thursday afternoon, state officials said.

Doug Conaway, director of the West Virginia Office of Miners' Health, Safety and Training, said the fire alarm was raised around 5:45 p.m. The two missing men were part of a crew of 12 who stopped their vehicle to put on breathing equipment before heading out of the mine. Ten miners from that group and another group of nine escaped.
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Don't expect them to be found alive.

I foresee government inspectors coming down hard on - if not closing a lot of mines in the near future.

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