Support BDHQ http://www.patreon.com/baddayhq The Farmington Mine disaster was an explosion that happened at approximately 5:30 a.m. on November 20, 1968, at the Consol No. 9 coal mine north of Farmington and Mannington, West Virginia, United States. The explosion was large enough to be felt in Fairmont, almost 12 miles away. At the time, 99 miners were inside. Over the course of the next few hours, 21 miners were able to escape the mine, but 78 were still trapped. All who were unable to escape perished; the bodies of 19 of the dead were never recovered. The cause of the explosion was never determined, but the accident served as the catalyst for several new laws that were passed to protect miners. Having a bad day? I bet we have worse ones for you. Sound off in the comments on your thoughts and what you'd like to see next! SUBSCRIBE today to get the latest true crime and disaster documentaries delivered to you weekly! All content is copyright of Partners in Motion INC. Join us on social media: https://www.facebook.com/partnersinmotion/?view_public_for=1003857803032519 https://twitter.com/PartnersHarmony https://plus.google.com/u/0/109232389902601257458 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Want to survive a real disaster or enhance a camping trip? Support Bad Day HQ by ordering some of our personally selected products: Best selling SAS Survival guide: https://goo.gl/IUms75 72-Hour emergency survival kit: https://goo.gl/FLkEOh LifeStraw portable water filter: https://goo.gl/hzBOz0 BioLite dual wood burning stove and USB charger: https://goo.gl/X8mDXK
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At the Quecreek Mine in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, coal miners accidentally dug into the poorly documented Saxman Mine, causing 500 million tonnes of underground water to flood the Quecreek mine. All nine miners trapped by the water were eventually rescued.
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On January 2, 2006, a methane gas explosion at the Sago Mine in West Virginia claimed the lives of 12 miners, but one miner, Randal McCloy, Jr., was eventually rescued. STORYLINE: Rescuers searched for 13 trapped miners early on Tuesday after an explosion at a coal mine in West Virginia stranded the workers 260 feet (78 metres) below ground. The condition of the miners was not immediately known. Four colleagues tried to reach the trapped workers but were stopped by a wall of debris, and the blast knocked out the mine's communication equipment. It was not known how much air the miners had or how big a space they were in. The miners had air-purifying equipment but no oxygen tanks, a co-worker said. Officials refused to estimate how long it would take to reach the miners. The first of eight search-and-rescue teams entered the Sago Mine in Tallmansville more than 11 hours after the blast trapped the miners. Rescue crews were kept out of the mine for most of the day while dangerously high levels of carbon monoxide, a by-product of combustion, were vented through holes drilled into the ground. The federal Mine Safety and Health Administration sent a rescue robot to the mine, situated about 100 miles (161 kilometres) northeast of Charleston. Some 200 colleagues and and relatives of those trapped gathered at the Sago Baptist Church, across the road from the mine. Kevin Sharkie, a local resident, told AP Television News his brother-in-law was trapped below ground. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/99cfe8bd6880d5cb11ee06051536f1a5 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Today mark's the 5th year anniversary of the explosion that killed 29 people at the Upper Big Branch in West Virginia
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Filmed over 5 years in the coalfields of West Virginia, COAL RUSH follows the relentless battle for justice of a rural Appalachian community against a major coal company accused of polluting their drinking water. Husband-and-wife team of independent filmmakers LORENA LUCIANO and FILIPPO PISCOPO shine a spotlight on one of the worst (yet least publicized) industrial contamination disasters in the United States -- billions of gallons of coal waste dumped in the waterways and dwarfing the BP Gulf oil spill. Granted exclusive access by the legal team, and capturing with eloquent cinema verite'-style the local community's everyday life, the directors expose a serious case of environmental wrongdoing from all angles – including the coal company's standpoint - while bringing an important story of human suffering into focus. COAL RUSH offers an unprecedented look at some of the most pressing social and environmental issues in America today – concerns over toxins in US tap water, rural poverty, corporate malfeasance, and government failings – through the universally-appealing story of a highly controversial legal saga.
Views: 13311 The Orchard On Demand
Thirteen men sat in the best barricade they could build, enduring...hoping. They had used their single hour of oxygen from the only Self Contained Self Rescuer issued to them by the company. Their families waited outside living through one of the most difficult times of their lives, praying to see their loved ones once again. As time wore on, we would learn the ultimate fate of those men, those husbands, those fathers, those grandfathers, brothers, uncles, nephews. One was alive, barely holding on…the others had perished in the thick poisoned air of the mine. The miners of Sago were like so many of us. They took one of the few jobs available to them, jobs that would allow them to live in the places they had long called home, jobs that would pay enough to support their families. If only the company had given them more than one SCSR—if only there had been a law—but we know how much power money holds over the hearts of men. It would be the suffering and tragic loss of life of those 12 brave souls—the pain of constant loss felt by their families—that would finally see to it that every coal miner in the United States would never face the same crisis. Millions of Americans became outraged at the events that played out on their televisions, and the ensuing public outcry would accomplish a feat that has seldom been accomplished in the history of US coal mining—the power of coal industry lobbyists was outweighed by the voice of the public in the halls of government. Laws were passed and now additional SCSRs must be purchased by coal companies, underground safe havens must be built and supply miners with three day of oxygen, food, and water. Each time my crew passed a safe haven and SCSR stash on our way to the section, I would think of those men, I would think of their final hours. I would pay my respects to them in my own way and wish that the corruption of the coalfields had not taken their lives. I hope that other miners do the same and remember the day the miners of Sago perished and the hearts of their families were forever broken. May you all rest in peace. God Bless.
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On November 20, 1968, Consolidated Coal Company's Number 9 Mine in Farmington, WV exploded, resulting in the deaths of 78 miners. The disaster led to mine safety reforms; President Nixon signed the Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act of 1969 on December 30, 1969. This video is property of West Virginia State Archives and published on the Charleston Daily Mail's YouTube channel with express consent. Original source: http://www.wvculture.org/history/av.html
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An explosion rocked a remote West Virginia coal mine with a history of safety problems, killing 12 workers and trapping at least 10 others thousands of feet underground in the worst U.S. mine disaster since 2006. (April 5)
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A huge explosion at a sprawling coal mine in West Virginia kills 25 miners, leaving 4 missing. The AP's Rich Matthews says officials are vowing a massive rescue effort, while the mine's CEO defends its safety record. (April 6)
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This short clip is from Davitt McAteer's 1985 25-minutes video - Monongah 1907. The entire video, rich with detail about this disaster also traces the development of mine safety laws in the US. Monongah 1907 is now available on DVD for $14.95. For ordering information, send an email to: [email protected] . And don't miss Davitt McAteer's book, Monongah: The Tragic Story of the 1907 Monongah Mine Disaster, the Worst Industrial Accident in U.S. History, recently published by the West Virginia University Press (2007) http://www.wvupress.com. "When I heard that Davitt McAteer was working on a book detailing the unparalleled disaster at the Monongah mines, I though it promising news ... no one is positioned better than Davitt MsAteer to examine the Monongah mining disaster of 1907 from all the perspectives required: historical, sociological, legal, and economic. Monongah is an important book, long overdue." From the Introduction by Robert B. Reich, former Secretary of the US Department of Labor, 1993 to 1997. Davitt McAteer, ESQ., a native of West Virginia, has devoted much of his professional efforts to mine health and safety issues. During the 1970s, Davitt led the safety and health programs of the United Mine Workers and founded the Occupational Safety and Health Law Center. During the Clinton Administration, he served as the Assistant Secretary for Mine Safety and Health at the United States Department of Labor. In January of 2006, West Virginia Governor Joe Manchin asked Mr. McAteer to serve as personal advisor and conduct an independent investigation into the cause or causes of the Sago Mine Disaster and the Aracoma Alma No. 1 Mine Fire, both of which occurred in January 2006.
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This documentary looks at the forensic evidence from the Upper Big Branch Mine disaster that occurred on April 5, 2010 and its implications. Can we make coal mining safer? The purpose behind the Upper Big Branch - Never Again documentary is to review forensic evidence from the Upper Big Branch Mine disaster that occurred on April 5, 2010. The film seeks to start a public discussion about the need for cooperation among the mining industry, government and mining experts to improve mining safety. Analyzing forensic evidence from tragedies like the explosion at Upper Big Branch and adopting innovations and technology developed by coal companies could bring improvements to mine safety. Don Blankenship is concerned that improvements in mine safety will not be made as long as the geological characteristics of mines and mine disasters are not fully investigated. Visit http://ubbneveragain.com to find out more.
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Coal Mining Documentary - The Most Dangerous Job On Earth - Classic History Coal mining is the process of extracting coal from the ground. Coal is valued for its energy content, and, since the 1880s, has been widely used to generate electricity. Steel and cement industries use coal as a fuel for extraction of iron from iron ore and for cement production. In the United Kingdom and South Africa a coal mine and its structures are a colliery, a coal mine a pit, and the above-ground structures the pit head. In Australia, "colliery" generally refers to an underground coal mine. In the United States "colliery" has been used to describe a coal mine operation but nowadays the word is not commonly used. Coal mining has had many developments over the recent years, from the early days of men tunnelling, digging and manually extracting the coal on carts, to large open cut and long wall mines. Mining at this scale requires the use of draglines, trucks, conveyors, hydraulic jacks and shearers. Small-scale mining of surface deposits dates back thousands of years. For example, in Roman Britain, the Romans were exploiting most of the major coalfields by the late 2nd century AD. Read More: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coal_mining
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An episode of the early-1990's A&E Channel series "Disaster Chronicles," hosted by Joe Witte, focusing on the Farmington, WV Mine explosion and fire in November, 1968. Apologies for the sound. It'd be great if there were more episodes of this great show online since I unfortunately lost a tape of the 1974 Xenia Tornado, the 1960 Air Crash in NYC, the 1980 MGM Grand Fire, and Mudflow in Italy episodes some years back.
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Debbie and I traveled to Summersville, West Virginia to pay our respects and to try to make contact with any of the deceased coal miners willing to speak with us. We visited the memorial dedicated to these miners. In 1930, construction began on a three-mile tunnel through Gauley Mountain located between Ansted and Gauley Bridge, West Virginia. When finished, the Hawk’s Nest Tunnel would divert water from the New River to a hydroelectric plant downstream. The water would be used to produce electricity for Union Carbide’s metals plant at Alloy, West Virginia. In order to build the tunnel through solid rock, hundreds of unemployed men were recruited for construction jobs on the project. At least two-thirds of these workers were African Americans. As the men drilled and blasted a 32-36 foot tunnel through the mountain, they drilled through rock that contained high levels of silica. The dry drilling technique that was used released large amounts of silica dust into the air. This made working in the tunnel very dangerous. Black diggers emerged from the hole in the mountain covered with layers of white dust. The interior of the tunnel was a white cloud of silica, impairing vision and clogging the lungs of workers. Because the Hawk’s Nest Tunnel was licensed as a civil engineering project, even the most modest forms of safety were not applied. Workers labored in confined spaces with poor ventilation, a lack of dust control, and limited use of personal breathing protection. Within months, workers became sick from breathing silica dust. They showed signs of a lung disease called silicosis but were treated for a new disease called “tunnelitis”. Silicosis is a disease that infects the lungs leading to a shortness of breath and eventually death. Silicosis cannot be cured. With the death of so many black workers, the problem of where to bury them became an issue. There was no burial sites nearby for black workers. To solve the issue, a funeral parlor in Summersville, West Virginia located an open field on Martha White’s farm. This field became the burial grounds for many of the African Americans who died working on the tunnel project.
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Here's a revised video that I made about my grandfather, Frank Hadra, and the Eccles, WV 1914 mine disaster that he survived. My grandfather and father never mentioned the disaster to me. I found out about it when I read my grandfather's Naturalization papers. In 2000 I traveled to Scarbro, Eccles and Beckley to research my family. I knew that my grandmother died there somewhere in 1913. After a few days of searching records and talking to people I visited the Eccles Post Office, There on the walll was a display of newspaper artilces and photos of the 1914 Mine Disaster. The postmaster at the time mentioned that he had a copy of "They Died in the Darkness" and if I wanted to copy the pages about Eccles. As I read the account I was totally shocked to see my grandfather;s name, Frank Hadra, listed as a survivor in No, 6! Let me know what you think about it.
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Many miners tragically lost their lives on April 5, 2010 in West Virginia's Upper Big Branch mine disaster. Here is an in-depth overview of the Mining Safety and Health Administrations's conclusions as the causes of this tragedy.
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A public domain video A film about the history of underground coal mining throughout the years. The disasters and the health regulations. -The Monongah Mining Disaster was the worst mining accident in American history; 362 men and young boys were killed in an underground explosion on December 6, 1907 in Monongah, West Virginia. -Following a decade in which the number of coal mining fatalities exceeded 2,000 annually, Congress established the Bureau Of Mines in 1910 as a new agency in the Department of the Interior. The Bureau was to investigate accidents, advise industry, conduct production and safety research, and teach courses in accident prevention, first aid, and mine rescue. However, Congress did not empower the federal inspectors to enter and inspect mines until 1941, and did not authorize a code of federal regulations for mine safety until 1947. The Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Acts of 1969 and 1977 set greater safety standards for the industry. Where annual mining deaths had numbered more than 1,000 a year in the early part of the 20th century, they decreased to an average of about 500 in the late 1950s. Subscribe - never miss a video! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_S8ZlDCRkMMgc7ciw8X-hg The 20th Century Time Machine takes you back in time to the most important historical events of the past century. Watch documentaries, discussions and real footage of major events that shaped the world we live in today. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHAZA5h5cmo
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Coal River Valley, West Virginia is a community surrounded by lush mountains and a looming toxic threat. Filmed over a period of five years, ON COAL RIVER follows a former miner and his neighbors in a David-and-Goliath struggle for the future of their valley, their children, and life as they know it. Ed Wiley once worked at the same coal plant that threatens his granddaughter's elementary school. When his local government refuses to act, Ed embarks on a quest to have the school relocated to safer ground. With a sharp sense of right and wrong, Ed confronts his local school board, the state government, and a notorious coal company for putting his granddaughter and his community at risk. Download Our Apple or Android Apps: http://bit.ly/Snag_Apps Watch Free Movies Online: http://bit.ly/snag_films Like Us On Facebook: http://bit.ly/snag_fb Follow Us On Twitter: http://bit.ly/Snag_Tweets
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The Buffalo Creek Flood was a disaster that occurred on February 26, 1972, when the Pittston Coal Company's coal slurry impoundment dam #3, located on a . This video is posted in the interests of academic research. It was aired on the History Channel(Australia) in 2010. It covers the Dam collapse in 1972 in West . 1970's America's Top Man-Made Disasters | Engineering Disasters Documentary. Welcome to ENGINEERING DISASTERS DOCUMENTARY - home of the best . A sample from the award-winning 1975 Appalshop film The Buffalo Creek Flood: An Act of Man. On Feb. 26, 1972, a coal waste dam owned by the Pittston .
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http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/mining/works/coversheet1628.html Brief description: This training video uses the experiences of two survivors of the 1968 Farmington No. 9 coal mine disaster to teach miners important lessons about self-rescue and escape procedures.
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Three people stranded in a West Virginia coal mine are now safe. Rescuers had been trying to reach them for four days and located them 4,000 feet underground.
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Hi this is Serena Ellison a Coal Miners Daughter from Beckley WV, this is a tribute. Done to the song "When tears fall, we are never alone" By Tim Hughes In Memory of our 29 Coal Miners, who died April 5, 2010 at the Upper Big Branch, Performance Coal Mine in Montcoal WV Raleigh County. We forever will remember you. I have a revised version of this video posted also.. this one has some errors in spelling and I didn't want to delete all the other comments so I am keeping both videos up.. Blessings Serena.. REVISED LINK http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nR-eE_sgU8w (fixed mistakes)
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A 2010 explosion in West Virginia’s Upper Big Branch coal mine killed 29 of the 39 employees on site. Most of the blame for the tragedy fell on Don Blankenship, the CEO of the mine’s parent company, Massey Energy, which was already being monitored by the feds. Before the explosion, the mine had been written up dozens of times for safety violations, including problems with ventilation and methane buildup. In 2015, Blankenship became the first top executive in U.S. history to be sentenced to prison for safety violations. VICE News spoke with Blankenship soon after he completed his one-year prison sentence. The man referred to as the “Dark Lord of Coal” has reemerged from incarceration to proclaim his innocence and inform the public on what he believes to be the truth: that t the explosion was the result of natural gas, not safety violations. President Obama, West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin, and the victims’ families all blame him, but he says he is a political prisoner, a victim of a system that prosecutes based on beliefs, not facts. Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News Check out VICE News for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/vicenews More videos from the VICE network: https://www.fb.com/vicevideo
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At approximately 5:30 a.m. on Wednesday, November 20, 1968, an explosion occurred in the Consol No.9 Mine, Mountaineer Coal Company, Division of Consolidation Coal Company, Farmington, Marion County, West Virginia. There were 99 miners in the mine when the explosion occurred, 78 of whom died as a result of the explosion. The other 21 miners survived the explosion and escaped to the surface. The mine was sealed at its surface openings on November 30, 1968. Damage to the mine in the explosion area was extensive, requiring loading of rock falls, replacement of ventilation and transportation facilities, and in some cases new mine entries to bypass extensively caved areas. Investigative activities were continued, in cooperation with the Company, State, and United Mine Workers of America (UMW A) organizations, as mine areas were recovered. Between 1969 and 1978, the bodies of 59 victims were recovered and brought to the surface. Recovery operations ceased and all entrances to the mine were permanently sealed in November 1978, leaving 19 victims buried in the mine and leaving some areas of the mine unexplored. Lessons learned during early evaluation of this disaster were incorporated into the Federal Coal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1969. The Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act of 1969, generally referred to as the Coal Act, was more comprehensive and more stringent than any previous Federal legislation governing the mining industry. The Coal Act included surface as well as underground coal mines within its scope, required two annual inspections of every surface coal mine and four at every underground coal mine, and dramatically increased federal enforcement powers in coal mines. The Coal Act also required monetary penalties for all violations, and established criminal penalties for knowing and willful violations. The safety standards for all coal mines were strengthened, and health standards were adopted. The Coal Act included specific procedures for the development of improved mandatory health and safety standards, and provided compensation for miners who were totally and permanently disabled by the progressive respiratory disease caused by the inhalation of fine coal dust pneumoconiosis or "black lung". For more on the history of coal mine safety, go to http://www.msha.gov/AboutMSHA.HTM . This was clipped from the 2004 video, We Are ... MSHA, by the Mine Safety and Health Administration and available at the MSHA website and the Internet Archive.
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Hi This Is Serena Ellison I am a Coal Miners Daughter.. You will see my dad all throughout this video, he is the one holding me the bald baby girl... My Grandpa Tony Farruggia is also in this video, as a baby standing in front of a coal train and later in life in the coal mines, also in this video is my Father in law, my uncle James who died in the mines, as well as MANY friends and locals here in WV. I am PROUD of what these miners do every day, not saying I am proud of how the companies treat them.....This song by the Great Blackwater Outlaws, "Covered in Coal" is used along with these photos of our hard working Miners as a Tribute to the worst coal mining disaster since 1984. We will never forget that terrible day April 5th 2010 in Raleigh County WV at the U.B.B. Mine. They will be forever in our hearts as we reach out to lend their loved ones left behind a shoulder to cry on and a helping hand. Rest in Peace Miners, your babies will be taken care of. Your WV Neighbors will see to that.
Views: 137077 Serena Ellison
A mine safety administrator says 12 workers are dead and 10 trapped deep underground after an explosion rocked a remote West Virginia coal mine. The explosion happened Monday at Massey Energy Co.'s sprawling Upper Big Branch mine about 30 miles south of Charleston. Rescuers are looking for 10 more trapped miners. The cause of the blast was not known, however, the operation has a history of violations for not properly ventilating highly combustible methane gas, safety officials said.
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HEADLINE: No ''miracle'' ending, bodies of last miners found CAPTION: Rescue workers found four bodies deep in a West Virginia coal mine, dashing the fading hopes of finding more survivors of a violent explosion that claimed 29 lives, making it the worst U.S. mining disaster in a generation. (April 10) (vo) THE AMBULANCES BEGAN ARRIVING JUST BEFORE MIDNIGHT... ONE AFTER ANOTHER, AFTER ANOTHER.... QUICKLY IT WAS CLEAR THIS RESCUE OPERATION HAD BECOME ONE OF RECOVERY... (SOT) we did not receive the miracle we had prayed for we located the four miners who were missing we have a total of 29 brave miners we''re recovering at this time.. (VO) FOR NEARLY FIVE DAYS 18 FAMILIES HAD WAITED AND WONDERED IF THEIR MINER HAD SURVIVED... IF THEIR MINER HAD BEEN ABLE TO REACH ONE OF THE REFUGE CHAMBERS STOCKED WITH FOOD, WATER AND OXYGEN... IN THE END NONE OF THEM HAD A CHANCE... (SOT) none of the chambers had been deployed and none of our minors suffered so this journey has ended and now the healing will start... (VO) BUT HEALING WILL TAKE A LONG TIME.. IN THE BACK OF THE ROOM, AS THE GOVERNOR BROKE THE NEWS TO US... KINDERGARTEN TEACHER TAMMY GOBBLE LISTENED QUIETLY.. (SOT) the knowing it still huts it doesn''t matter families have closure but the pain is still there it won''t go away.... (VO) GOBBLE, LIKE ALL TEACHERS HERE HAS MINERS'' CHILDREN IN HER CLASS.... THIS WAS SUPPOSED TO BE SPRING BREAK... (SOT) it''s supposed to be an easy week, a fun week... (VO) INSTEAD IT WAS A WEEK OF PAIN, SUFFERING, AND DEATH.... (STANDUP CLOSE) WITH THE FINAL DEATH TOLL AT 29 THIS IS THE WORST COAL MINING DISASTER SINCE 1970 WHEN 38 PEOPLE DIED AFTER A MINE IN KENTUCKY EXPLODED.. RICH MATTHEWS THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MONTCOAL, WV. : You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/7d3374b8d09cccadee0dc74f43cb5e21 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Here's a memorial slideshow to the 29 miners, ages 20 to 61, who died in the April 5, 2010, explosion at the Massey Energy Upper Big Branch Mine near Montcoal, West Virginia. This was originally produced for the Charleston Gazette in Charleston, W.Va., by Douglas Imbrogno. The soundtrack is "Andante Quieto," by the New Arts Trio from the CD "Harold Hayslett: A Musical Tribute" (http://cdbaby.com/hayslett). For ongoing coverage into the mine explosion investigation and its legal repercussions, see Ken Ward Jr.'s "Coal Tattoo" blog at the Gazette at http://blogs.wvgazette.com/coaltattoo/ NOTE: To view a higher resolution, bigger-screen (and preferred version) of this slideshow, see: http://www.wvgazettemail.com/News/201004160020
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West Virginia, USA - under its wild mountain idyll hides the "black hell": A labyrinth of dark tunnels - hard life in a coal mine. [Online until: 15 August 2019] "Wild, wonderful West Virginia” - that’s how the small state nestled in the Appalachian Mountains bills itself. This documentary reports on the daily struggle facing local coal miners hoping for help from Donald Trump; a sheriff combating the opioid epidemic that has already claimed thousands of lives; and a Cherokee environmental activist whose efforts have earned her intimidation and threats. The whistle of a locomotive at the front of an old coal train, quiet winding roads, and hardly a highway to be found - that’s still the image that many have of West Virginia today. But beneath the forest-covered mountains lies a labyrinth of tunnels just one meter high, in which miners still spend their entire working days toiling in the dark on their hands and knees. The camera team accompanies a traditional coal mining family as they go about their day. Together with the family’s two sons, Scott and Steven Lockhart, the crew ventures into the mine. Conversations with the miners reveal why people who had been lifelong Democratic Party supporters are suddenly placing their hopes for the future in Donald Trump. But the documentary also ventures beyond the coal mines to uncover the lesser-known sides of this Appalachian state - from snake-handling Pentecostal churches to the bluegrass and mountain ballads of Alan Cathead Johnston. We also speak with Sheriff Martin West, who sued the country’s three biggest pharmaceutical makers for their role in the opioid epidemic that has swept the region. And we meet another person who has decided to fight back: Maria Gunnoe, a young Cherokee activist who has dared to take on the coal barons that are ravaging the beautiful mountains of West Virginia. _______ DW Documentary gives you knowledge beyond the headlines. Watch high-class documentaries from German broadcasters and international production companies. Meet intriguing people, travel to distant lands, get a look behind the complexities of daily life and build a deeper understanding of current affairs and global events. Subscribe and explore the world around you with DW Documentary. Subscribe to DW Documentary: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCW39zufHfsuGgpLviKh297Q?sub_confirmation=1# For more documentaries visit: http://www.dw.com/en/tv/docfilm/s-3610 Instagram https://www.instagram.com/dwdocumentary/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dw.stories DW netiquette policy: http://www.dw.com/en/dws-netiquette-policy/a-5300954
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http://www.explore.org - Travel to the heart of Appalachia and experience the hidden gem that is West Virginia. Feel the pulse of coal mining running through the veins of locals as well as hear the environmental opposition to the practice in this moving Explore special. Love Exploring - Subscribe http://goo.gl/q8AqMp http://explore.org - Facebook http://goo.gl/SFRAfX - Twitter http://goo.gl/n03NNU http://Explore.org is the worlds leading philanthropic live nature cam network and documentary film channel. Be sure to visit and subscribe to all your favorite EXPLORE channels. Explore Main Channel https://goo.gl/9L2vjH Explore Africa https://goo.gl/8GXlAz Explore Bears & Bison https://goo.gl/bKBhR8 Explore Birds Bats Bees https://goo.gl/chM5Zp Explore Cats Lions Tigers https://goo.gl/1m3vAd Explore Farm Life https://goo.gl/KVU98J Explore Dog Bless You https://goo.gl/F01N6i Explore Oceans https://goo.gl/6lKaus Explore Sunsets https://goo.gl/zfG1DI Explore Zen Dens https://goo.gl/Id1WMF
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'29' is a song about the Upper Big Branch Mine disaster that occurred on April 5, 2010 in Raleigh County, West Virginia, where twenty-nine out of thirty-one miners were killed. The song was written to honor the miners who tragically lost their lives in this disaster and to make sure it is never forgotten. God bless their families our prayers are, and, always will be with them.
Views: 2074 Whitey O'Kane
available on iTunes, android google music, amazon.com spotify and more. OR..buy a copy at www.minithinmusic.com
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Tommy Davis talks about his son, Cory Davis, killed at the age of 20 by the explosion in Don Blankenship's Upper Big Branch Mine in Montcoal, WV.
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Derek Castle, of Bim, W.Va., talks about Eric Legg, one of the two miners who was killed in a coal mining accident at the Patriot Coal-owned Brody No. 1 mine Boone County, W.Va on May 12, 2014. Chester Cook, 61, Castle's stepfather and a 37-year coal-mine retiree, discusses the working conditions in the mines near the one where the accident occurred.
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Murray Energy released a brief statement saying "an accident" had occurred at the company's Marshall County Coal Company's Marshall County Mine. The statement said details about the incident weren't immediately clear. Subscribe to WTAE on YouTube now for more: http://bit.ly/1emyOjP Get more Pittsburgh news: http://www.wtae.com/ Like us: http://www.facebook.com/wtae4 Follow us: http://twitter.com/WTAE Google+: http://plus.google.com/+wtae
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