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Thursday Marks Eight Years Since The Sago Mine Disaster

Reported: Jan. 2, 2014 1:06 PM EST
Updated: Jan. 2, 2014 1:16 PM EST
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SAGO, W.Va. (Rachel Tarr, Bethany Simmons) -- Eight years later, the feelings still remain raw about the devastation caused by the Sago Mine disaster.

The deadly explosion on that January day in 2006 happened at the International Coal Group's Sage Mine in Upshur County.

The blast and the aftermath trapped 13 miners for nearly two days. Only one miner survived; 12 men died that day.

After the Sago explosion, the federal government ordered all mines in the country to install rescue chambers that would allow miners access to oxygen for 96 hours.



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