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    25 killed in West Virginia mine blast

    25 killed in West Virginia mine blast - CNN.com

    Sad to hear this. Hit's home since the majority of the people I know work in the coal mines including my dad. It's kind of Ironic that this tragedy happened today because I was called for an interview for CONSOL energy early Monday morning for a job in the gassiest (methane) coal mines in the nation (Buck 1 but I doubt any of you have heard of it).

    Now according to my dad this more than likely happened due to avoiding safety procedures such as not rock dusting properly to keep the coal dust down, not testing for methane, or not drilling test holes ahead of the face to make sure you not about to cut into old works (abandoned coal mines.)

    I suppose the best anyone can do now is pray for the families of the miners.

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    Re: 25 killed in West Virginia mine blast

    Terrible Terrible stuff. Much love to the families of the deceased.

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    Re: 25 killed in West Virginia mine blast

    Trapped in a coalmine is one horrible place to spend your last breaths. I hate coalmines!
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    25 dead in W.Va. mine blast, worst since 1984

    MONTCOAL, W.Va. Rescue teams planned to search again for four workers missing in a coal mine where a massive explosion killed 25 in the worst U.S. mining disaster in more than two decades, though officials said Tuesday that the chances were slim that the miners survived.


    The suspended rescue mission would resume after bore holes could be drilled to allow for toxic gases to be ventilated from Massey Energy Co.'s sprawling Upper Big Branch mine about 30 miles south of Charleston, state and federal safety officials said.


    "All we have left is hope, and we're going to continue to do what we can," Kevin Stricklin, an administrator for the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration, said at a news conference. "But I'm just trying to be honest with everybody and say that the situation does look dire."


    Though the cause of the blast was not known, the operation run by Massey subsidiary Performance Coal Co. has a history of violations for not properly ventilating highly combustible methane gas, safety officials said.
    Pray for the families of the victims, but at the same time, if this accident is the result of more safety violations, then indict those responsible for manslaughter.

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    Re: 25 dead in W.Va. mine blast, worst since 1984

    Obviously it was caused by the mine being angry about the Mountaineers losing to the freaking Blue Devils.

    In all seriousness, my thoughts go out to the families. Its always sad when tragic events like these occur.

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    Re: 25 killed in West Virginia mine blast

    RIP to those who have lost their lives. What a terrible tragedy.

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    Re: 25 dead in W.Va. mine blast, worst since 1984

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Obviously it was caused by the mine being angry about the Mountaineers losing to the freaking Blue Devils.

    In all seriousness, my thoughts go out to the families. Its always sad when tragic events like these occur.
    Really, a joke?

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    Re: 25 dead in W.Va. mine blast, worst since 1984

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Really, a joke?
    Why not? It's a way of dealing with tragedy. Just look at how many space shuttle jokes made the rounds after the Challenger disaster.

    q. What were the last words heard from the miners?

    a. Damn it, I said a Bud Light.

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    Re: 25 dead in W.Va. mine blast, worst since 1984

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Why not? It's a way of dealing with tragedy. Just look at how many space shuttle jokes made the rounds after the Challenger disaster.

    q. What were the last words heard from the miners?

    a. Damn it, I said a Bud Light.

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    Re: 25 killed in West Virginia mine blast

    It's a shame they have to die, but at least fewer people die for domestic coal than for foreign oil. Of course, we weren't "liberating the gophers" (or whatever the hell lives that far down).

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