MONTCOAL, W.Va. - Rescue workers located four bodies deep in a West Virginia coal mine, dashing any faint hopes of finding more survivors of a deadly explosion that has claimed 29 lives, the worst U.S. mining disaster in a generation.
Officials announced the grim discovery at the Upper Big Branch Mine around 1 a.m. Saturday, after first notifying family members.
"We did not receive the miracle that we prayed for," Gov. Joe Manchin said. "So this journey has ended and now the healing will start."
Mining is one of the most dangerous jobs out there. These men risk serious injury, health complications, and possible death, all just to pay the bils and put food on the family table, under shitty conditions that have come to light becasue of this tragedy.
I echo the Count's thoughts on this man, as he needs to face state and federal charges for his groundbreaking, gross neglegence for his mining company.