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West Virginia / Coal Mine Explosion / Trapped Miners / Pennsylvania Accident #815885

NBC Evening News for Friday, Jan 06, 2006
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Autopsy findings that the 12 miners trapped in West Virginia’s Sago mine died of carbon monoxide poisoning noted.

(Upshur County, West Virginia: Tom Costello) The investigation into the explosion and the rescue reviewed; emergency calls played; animation shown. [Wheeling Jesuit University Davitt McATEER†- notes the importance of time in rescuing miners.] Survivor Randal McCloy’s condition updated. [McCloy’s wife Anna McCLOY†- comments.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Jennerstown, Pennsylvania: Bob Faw) The Pennsylvania community where 9 miners were rescued from the Quecreek mine in 2002 revisited; scenes shown of the memorial at the rescue site. [Our Coal Miners Café co-owners John & Betty Ann RHOADS†- comment on the lasting impact on the community.] [Quecreek Mine Rescue Foundation Bill ARNOLD†- notes the bond between rescuers.] [Former Sipesville fire chief Mark ZAMBANINI†- comments on resentment toward the miners for accepting money to make a movie.]

Williams, Brian;
Costello, Tom;
Faw, Bob

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