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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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.
Views: 33748 markdcatlin
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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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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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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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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Coal miner who died in WV had survived Sago blast MILL CREEK, W.Va. - A coal miner who died on the job in West Virginia was the brother of one the 12 killed in the Sago Mine disaster of 2006.The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports that authorities identified the miner found dead Friday as Owen Mark Jones, a fire boss at the Pleasant Hill Mine. The surface mine is located near Mill Creek, about 90 miles east of Charleston. Jones' brother, Jesse, was among those killed when an explosion ripped through the Sago Mine, about 25 miles from Mill Creek. The brothers had worked together at the same mines for 17 years. On the day of the 2006 explosion, Owen Jones headed a second crew that followed his brother's group into the Sago Mine. His crew was about 10 minutes behind the others because they needed to switch to a larger vehicle, and they made it back out. Jones was among the men who tried to reach the 13 trapped miners, only one of whom survived. "It was like watching your brother falling off a cliff and not being able to do anything about it," he said at the time. Jones later returned to work at Sago, but ultimately asked for a transfer. "Every single noise, you jump," he said. "You're on edge all of the time." Jones, whose great-grandfather also died in a mine explosion, said at the time that the pay was the main reason he returned to coal mining despite the dangers. "My wife and kids don't want me to ever go back, but what are you supposed to do? You either work in the woods around here or in the coal mines or you work for Hardee's or McDonald's or something like that, and then you don't make enough money to live," he said. Jones, 51, is survived his wife, two children and five grandchildren. Gov. Jim Justice's office called the death "especially heartbreaking" because "this family has been devastated twice in the last 11 years by losing loved ones in the mines." The U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration confirmed the fatality Friday at the Carter Roag Coal Co. mine. No other information about the circumstances of Jones' death was immediately released. Carter Roag is owned by Metinvest, a mining and metals firm headquartered in Ukraine. The federal agency said it's the sixth coal mining death in West Virginia this year, up from three killed on the job last year. Twelve coal miners have been killed nationwide so far this year, up from eight in 2016. Source: http://www.williamsondailynews.com/news/coal-miner-who-died-in-wv-had-survived-sago-blast/article_0b356a20-545b-5f8b-84e4-ab505dacf009.html -------------- THANKS FOR WATCHING ! Click subscribe for more videos: https://goo.gl/H267td You can also find us on: GOOGLE PLUS: https://goo.gl/B8y3uB FACEBOOK: https://goo.gl/ZhEoqF TWITER: https://goo.gl/HQEx1f
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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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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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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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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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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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AP TELEVISION NEWS Buchkannon, West Virginia - 8 January, 2006 1. Wide shot funeral home 2. People arrive 3. Flowers being placed into truck 4. Casket being placed in hearse 5. Wide shot of people after ceremony 6. Close-up of woman comforting another woman after ceremony 7. Hearse with police escort passing by 8. Sago road sign Pickens, West Virginia 9. Wide shot of burial site with US flag 10. Mid shot of burial site 11. People departing funeral, pan to US flag AP TELEVISION NEWS Sago, West Virginia- 8 January, 2006 12. Bell ringing at Sago Baptist Church 13. Close-up of Sago Baptist Church with bell ringing 14. People walking along 15. Sign reading: "Sago Baptist Church" 16. People entering Sago Baptist Church 17. Black ribbons tied to metal fencing of mine AP TELEVISION NEWS Buckhannon, West Virginia - 8 January, 2006 18. SOUNDBITE (English): Herb Sharp, Buckhannon resident: "We pray for them and hope it never happens again." 19. SOUNDBITE (English): Kelly McCoy, Buckhannon resident: "It's been a bad week for us here in West Virginia and it's a great tragedy for all of them, obviously, and we've been praying for them all week, and we'll certainly continue this morning." 20. Interior of church, congregation singing - pan to pulpit and choir 21. Close-up of organ pipes with cross AP TELEVISION NEWS Morgantown, West Virginia - 8 January, 2006 21. Wide shot of presser 22. SOUNDBITE (English): Anna McCloy, wife of survivor Randy McCloy: "(inaudible)... our entire family is so grateful for the thoughts and prayers for Randy. We are glad to have Randy back in West Virginia, where he will receive the best care, and be surrounded by people who care about us and our children, which is so important. Our family's thoughts continue to be with Randy's co-workers and their families." 23. Cutaway at presser 24. SOUNDBITE (English): Dr. Larry Roberts, West Virginia University's Ruby Memorial Hospital: "Things we have done to Randy since his return here has necessitated maintaining him on sedatives... So it has been very difficult to allow him to awaken although that is our hope today." 25. Cutaway presser STORYLINE: Funerals for six of the 12 miners who died in the Sago Mine in West Virginia took place on Sunday. Friends and family members for one of the miners Jesse L. Jones gathered at a funeral home in Buchkannon in the state. Jones was then driven to his final resting place in Pickens, West Virginia. At the Sago Baptist Church, worshippers arrived early on Sunday morning for a memorial service. The church served as a community centre during the three days it took to reach the miners following Monday's accident. On the security fence at the perimeter of the mine property, twelve black ribbons were hung. Investigators continued to work at the mine on Sunday as miners began the process of preparing to restart coal mining. In Buckhannon, hundreds of worshippers attended various churches throughout the small town. Meanwhile, the surviving miner, 26 year-old Randal McCloy Jr. Continues his fight for life. McCloy was hospitalized in Morgantown after being transferred late Saturday from Pittsburgh, where he had under gone treatment for carbon monoxide poisoning. He had been in a medically induced coma to allow his brain time to heal. Hospital officials said in a statement Sunday that his sedation had been stopped but that it would take some time for the medication to clear his system. Roberts said McCloy had shown signs of improvement since Saturday but remained in critical condition. She went on to say that the McCloy family continued to pray for the 12 dead miners and their families. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/a68b054027892fdc7f2a04b84942ad14 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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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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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.
Views: 199055 Upper Big Branch - Never Again
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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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: 135851 Serena Ellison
Coal miner Josh Napper had a sick feeling something wasn't right at his job, so he put his thoughts on paper, to those he loved the most before heading back to work. It would be his last communication with them. "If anything happens to me, I will be looking down from heaven," his handwritten note read. The 25-year-old Napper left it with his family in southeast Ohio, where he commuted to on weekends. Napper was among 29 people killed in an explosion at a West Virginia mine. His mother, Pam Napper, didn't find out about the note until after he returned to work at the Upper Big Branch mine on Monday, the day of the explosion. "I just knew that Josh in his heart knew that something was going to happen," Pam Napper said Friday. He knew because his April 2 shift had ended about two hours early over ventilation concerns at the mine. He drove to Ohio to spend Easter with his family. "I said, 'Why aren't you working?"' Pam Napper said. "He said, 'Mom, the ventilation's bad.' And they sent him out of the mines. Everybody." She rushed to the mine site after the explosion. Also that day, his fiancee, Jennifer Ziegler, drove to West Virginia to show her the note written to his mom, 19-month-old daughter and fiancee. "Dear Mommy and Jenna," Pam Napper recalled. "If anything happens to me, I will be looking down from heaven. If you take care of my baby girl, watch over (her), tell her all the good things about her daddy. She was so cute and funny. She was my little peanut. And Jennifer, I know things have never been the greatest sometimes, but I just want you to know I love you and I care about you." The Montcoal Coal Mine, owned by Massey Energy, is still under investigation by federal mining safety investigators. The West Virginia Mine Explosion occurred on Monday, April 5th, 2010, around 3 PM. Video Credit: FOX News Josh Napper Story: The Associated Press
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A desperate search is underway for three people believed to be trapped deep inside an abandoned West Virginia coal mine. Four people were reported missing on Saturday, but one emerged from the mine Monday night. He told investigators the other three are still alive inside the mine. Chip Reid reports. Subscribe to the "CBS This Morning" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Q0v2hE Watch "CBS This Morning" HERE: http://bit.ly/1T88yAR Watch the latest installment of "Note to Self," only on "CBS This Morning," HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1Sh8XlB Follow "CBS This Morning" on Instagram HERE: http://bit.ly/1Q7NGnY Like "CBS This Morning" on Facebook HERE: http://on.fb.me/1LhtdvI Follow "CBS This Morning" on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1Xj5W3p Follow "CBS This Morning" on Google+ HERE: http://bit.ly/1SIM4I8 Get the latest news and best in original reporting from CBS News delivered to your inbox. Subscribe to newsletters HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1RqHw7T Get your news on the go! Download CBS News mobile apps HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1Xb1WC8 Get new episodes of shows you love across devices the next day, stream local news live, and watch full seasons of CBS fan favorites anytime, anywhere with CBS All Access. Try it free! http://bit.ly/1OQA29B Delivered by Norah O’Donnell and Gayle King, "CBS This Morning" offers a thoughtful, substantive and insightful source of news and information to a daily audience of 3 million viewers. The Emmy Award-winning broadcast presents a mix of daily news, coverage of developing stories of national and global significance, and interviews with leading figures in politics, business and entertainment. Check local listings for "CBS This Morning" broadcast times.
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On today's Abandoned America, the Pexped team heads to West Virginia in search of a lost coal mining town called Nuttallburg. Located in the New River Gorge, Nuttallburg is one of the many abandoned coal towns along the river. In this video we explore the Head-house located at the top of the gorge. A steep half-mile down cliffs and caves you will arrive at the mine entrance and Head-house. For more information including our source, please visit: https://www.nps.gov/neri/planyourvisit/upload/Nuttallburg-brochure-for-print-2.pdf Visit our website at www.pexped.com Music: Echos Of Time - Wonders by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100283 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ Plantation by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/
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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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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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29 March 2006 1. McCloy and brother walking shot 2. SOUNDBITE: (English) Randal McCloy Jr., Sago Mine Survivor "Not really much..." 3. SOUNDBITE: (English) Anna McCloy, Randal's wife "He says he only remembers bits and pieces, bits and pieces of it." 4. McCloy and brother walking shot 5. SOUNDBITE: (English) Randal McCloy Jr., Sago Mine Survivor "Yeah, I do miss them." Q: "When you think about them, how do you remember them? What do you think about?" "Well, I try to leave out all the gory details and stuff like that because I don't like to look at them in that light and that way. I just like to picture them saved and in heaven, stuff like that." 6. McCloy and brother walking shot 7. SOUNDBITE: (English) Randal McCloy Jr., Sago Mine Survivor "The carbon monoxide level was very high and I have no explanation of how I escaped it...and survived. It's just crazy how that ended up being like that." 8. Various shots of McCloy in pool therapy 9. Cutaway to Anna McCloy and brother watching therapy session 10. SOUNDBITE: (English) Randal McCloy Jr., Sago Mine Survivor Q: "Do you have any interest in going back underground?" "No, I done learned my lesson...the hard way." 11. McCloy in pool therapy 30 March 2006 12. Pan as McCloy is introduced at news conference 13. SOUNDBITE: (English) Randal McCloy Jr., Sago Mine Survivor "I thank everybody for their thoughts and prayers, and I believe that is it." 14. Pull back view of news conference STORYLINE: Randal McCloy Jr.'s memories of the 41 hours he lay trapped inside the Sago Mine are, "not much really," just fragmented images he would rather forget. And when he thinks of the 12 friends and co-workers who slowly succumbed to carbon monoxide poisoning after the January 2 explosion, he pictures them elsewhere. "I try to leave out all the gory details and stuff like that because I don't like to look at them in that light and that way," he told The Associated Press on Wednesday. "I just like to picture them saved and in heaven, stuff like that. Doctors say McCloy, 26, was perhaps minutes from death when he was pulled from the coal mine on January 4 with kidney, lung, liver and heart damage. He was in a coma for weeks, suffering from severe brain injuries. But on Thursday, after three months of intensive rehabilitation, he was expected to return home. Doctors have repeatedly called McCloy a miracle, unable to explain why only the youngest of the 13 miners survived. He is a fitness buff who ate well, lifted weights and rode bicycles. He doesn't smoke. But McCloy himself remains mystified. "I have no explanation of how I escaped it and survived," he said. "It's just crazy how that ended up being like that." Some people speculated McCloy was deeper inside the mine, farther from the poisoned air. But he says he was "pretty much in the same area all the time." His throat still bears a deep purple mark from a long-since-removed feeding tube, but his voice is clear and soft. In the pool at Health South Mountainview Regional Rehabilitation Hospital, McCloy is still working with therapists to regain agility and reflexes. He will continue to use weights to help speed up his recovery after returning home. Someday, he will start to think about work again. He's considering attending a vocational school, maybe to study electronics. But he won't be going back underground. "No, I done learned my lesson," he said. "The hard way." McCloy addressed an eager crowd of media at the hospital on Thursday morning. "I thank everybody for their thoughts and prayers, and I believe that is it," he said, then walked off the stage and headed for home. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/53d4dad33c6d5ea48f12d0a5c22faa73 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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10/28/58 At Bishop, Virginia meanwhile------(start film)------officials of the Pocahontas Fuel Company say yesterdays blast that killed 22 miners-----(show film)------apparently was caused by an improperly placed dynamite fuse. The official, who declined to be identified, accompanied rescue parties into the explosion torn mine yesterday. He said the physical situation in the blast area and the way the bodies were found inducated the cause. Company officials, West Virginia Bureau of Mines representatives, and United Mine Workers officials probed the blast area today seeking the cause of the blast which occurred near the point where 37 miners died in February, 1957. The sheet wrapped bodied of the 22 killed yesterday were brought to the surface late yesterday. A grim-faced crowd of some 5000 persons milled around the entrance to the min as rescue operations proceeded. The mine at Bishop is about 25 miles southwest of Bluefield. The Chief of the West Virginia Bureau of Mines, Crawford Wilson called to the surface that the 22 trapped men were all dead. The bodies were badly burned. 188 men were working in that part of the tunnel when the blast occurred. 166 walked out safely. Women fainted...and children looked on.....as the pitifil scene illegible/ It took four rescue teams to bring the bodies out of the mine. Wilson called the tragedy "shocking". The Bureau of Mines will later issues the official statement listing the cause of the blast. And while the investigation continues.....the WSLS-TV newsfilm crew is at this moment standing by at Summersville, awaiting the word on the latest blast in an area coal mine. Reporter Ed Thomas and Photographer John Gilbert had barely returned to Roanoke, when the second such disaster in two days sent them sourrying tillegible/ another grisly scene of hopeful waiting....waiting for word on the fate of miners trapped beneath the surface.
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