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Montcoal, WV Mining Disaster, Apr 2010

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"Mining has a long and proud history in West Virginia," Mr. Obama said. "It is a profession that's not without risks and danger, and the workers and their families know this, but the government and their employer know that they owe it to these employees' families to do everything possible to ensure their safety."
"None of the chambers had been deployed," said Governor Manchin during the somber press conference Saturday morning, referring to the underground rescue chambers where everyone hoped the four missing miners might be. "None of our miners suffered."
Church officials said that donations for the families of the dead miners were being accepted at the Montcoal Mining Disaster Fund, which was being run by the West Virginia Council of Churches. Governor Manchin added that said he had asked the White House for a national moment of silence Monday at 3:30.

New York Times New York 2010-04-10

Listing Of The Casualties:
CARL CALVIN ACORD.
JASON ATKINS.
CHRISTOPHER BELL.
GREGORY BROCK.
KENNETH CHAPMAN.
ROBERT E. CLARK.
CORY THOMAS DAVIS.
CHARLES TIMOTHY DAVIS.
MICHAEL LEE ELSWICK.
WILLIAM ILDON GRIFFITH.
STEVEN HARRAH.
EDWARD DEAN JONES.
RCHARD K. LANE.
WILLIAM ROOSEVELT LYNCH.
JOE MARCUM.
RONALD LEE MAYNOR.
NICOLAS D. McCROSKEY.
JAMES E. MOONEY.
ADAM KEITH MORGAN.
REX L. MULLINS.
JOSHUA SCOTT NAPPER.
HOWARD D. PAYNE.
DILLARD EARL PERSINGER.
JOEL R. PRICE.
GARY WAYNE QUARLES.
DEWARD ALLAN SCOTT.
GROVER DALE SKEENS.
BENNY RAY WILLINGHAM.
RICKY WORKMAN.

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