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post #1 of 14 Old 01-04-2006, 3:19 AM Thread Starter
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Miners - W. Va. - ouch.

Just saw on CNN.com they 'mistakenly' reported that 1 was passed and 12 lived, but that news was actually reverse...ouch...

Prayers are with those folks tonight, thats horrible

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BREAKING NEWS
Despite earlier reports, family members in West Virginia now say only one trapped miner brought out alive. All 12 others dead.


10 min ago...


'Believe in miracles': 12 miners found alive

Men had been trapped 36 hours; one did not survive

'Believe in miracles': 12 miners found alive
Men had been trapped 36 hours; one did not survive
Wednesday, January 4, 2006; Posted: 2:19 a.m. EST (07:19 GMT)
Relatives of the missing miners hug each other after they were told 12 were found alive.
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TALLMANSVILLE, West Virginia (CNN) -- Twelve of 13 miners who had been trapped underground for more than 36 hours are alive and were being brought out early Wednesday for treatment, officials and family members said.
Friends and relatives erupted in cheers and the town's church bells began ringing as word of the 12 miners' rescue became known.
"Believe in miracles," said West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin, who had expressed optimism throughout the ordeal.
"Twelve miners alive," said Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, R-West Virginia. She said she did not know where the 12 were found or their condition.
The mood, she said, was of "jubilation, incredible happiness, unspeakable joy." (Watch the congresswoman describe the community's jubilation -- 2:26)
The celebrations were tempered by the sad news that one of the miners died in the accident that left the men trapped.
Ambulances carrying the rescued miners began arriving early Wednesday at the local hospital.
It was possible that the men might need treatment for low-level carbon monoxide poisoning. Dangerous levels of the gas had been detected in the mine before the men were found. (Watch as hospital official describes possible treatment -- 2:35)
'We got 12 alive!'
Jeff Weaver, whose uncle Jack Weaver was among the missing men, said his feelings were hard to describe.
"I just pretty much hope he'll never go back underground," he said of his uncle, who has worked in the mines for 33 years. "I think it's been hard on everybody."
A friend of one of the miners told CNN's Anderson Cooper that a mine official had come out and said, "We got 12 alive!" The friend, who did not give his name, said rescue crews were then going into the mine. (Watch the friend tearfully describe reaction to the news -- :53)
Initially, 13 miners were trapped underground after an explosion about 6:30 a.m. Monday. The body of one of them was found Tuesday night as the search continued for the others.
Michelle Mouser, a niece of missing miner Terry Helms, told CNN that mine officials and family members believe the body is that of her uncle.
Ben Hatfield, the CEO of International Coal Group, which owns the Sago Mine, said earlier there were signs that the other 12 were alive after the explosion and tried to make it out of the mine shaft.

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just saw that. i hope atleast the one survives but hes in critical. had to wake the wife to let her know, we have been watching this quite a bit

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Heartbreaking news. To believe you've had your loved ones rescued and then snatched away again, I don't think we can imagine how awful that must be. Truly terrible.
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Major bummer I was really happy for those folks when I heard the announcement. Sad that the media (which spread the false news) is now looking who to blame. Hope the one fellow can make it and provide some comfort to the others families.

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Yep, been following it closely. Sad situation. Strangely, when the news that there were 12 found alive started spreading, it crossed my mind that it was somehow a false report. Especially since there was no immediate confirmation by the officials.

On a lighter note, did anyone find it ironic that the CEO of the company is Hatfield and the only survivor is McCloy?
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McCloy

Seriously though I hope that fellow recovers. Mine work is one rough trade.

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That is one job that you could not pay me enough to do.

And then there's this asshole...
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One of the 12 is a cousin of a lady that goes to my church.
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That is one job that you could not pay me enough to do.
As much as you post, it would seem they don't pay you enough to do the one you have now...



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Not nearly enough.

And then there's this asshole...
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Wow, and i thought i felt dumb when i messed up at my job...............
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They are now suspecting that lightning may have caused the initial explosion....

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It was actually a secret team sent by Bush - just like the levees in New Orleans, Bush blew it up because he hates miners.
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The miners must have been black.

And then there's this asshole...
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