Entries from January 2009

Remembering West Virginia’s Sago Mine Tragedy

Date Written by Jason Keeling on January 2, 2009

Three years ago today, an underground explosion shook areas of Upshur County during the early morning. The blast, later determined as the result of lightning, occurred at International Coal Group’s newly acquired Sago Mine.
Thirteen miners were unaccounted for. By evening, family and community members had gathered at the Sago Baptist Church, while national and international [...]