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 Post subject: Harmony Mine Accident
PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 4:46 pm 
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http://www.wnep.com/global/story.asp?s=8497887


Thats all I got. Sad to hear this...It makes you realize how dangerous this job really is.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 4:48 pm 
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yes it does... its terrible news and im glad banksey ol boy was not working that section when it happened and he is ok!

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All of us from Ohio Vintage Coal give our thoughts & prayers to the family & friends of the miner that was killed. Mining is very dangerous & going frequently underground at active mines safety & alertness is always our top priority. Accidents always happen when you least expect them.

Banks we are VERY glad you made it out safe. When we heard the news we were definately sitting at the edge of our seats.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 6:16 pm 
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Yeah guys I'm alright... Really bad day today. Doesn't get much worse than that.


Before the questions start flying-

1) Yes, I was there.

2) No.

I'm not giving out any details. The best I can tell you is read the MSHA reports. I'm not trying to be a jerk, but I can't give out details before the official reports are released. Sorry Guys.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 6:19 pm 
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Thanks Pete -


Yeah, people have to realize that there will ALWAYS be injury and death in mining. It's a fact. It's simply impossible to make mining 100% safe. Though theres a lot of new technology and knowledge today, we're still just men facing the best and worst the earth has to throw at us.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 6:24 pm 
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well put banksey. and guys understand his position. please dont ask for details. its just like the several plane crashes i witnessed at work, one fatal. even though you saw it and people want to know, you just cant talk about it. one because of the investigation, two out of respect to the family, and three just because you had a real bad day and really dont want to keep reliving it every 10 minutes.

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one thing we learned working in an active mine, is be prepared for anything at any time and always be aware of your surroundings! like pete said, you can try to be as safe as you can but accidents happen. you really gotta have your head on straight working underground!

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Regardless of the exact cause, accidents happen and they become even less desensitized so close to home. My thoughts are with the miner's family and fellow workers whom are also in a lot of ways, a miner's family.

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[color=indigo]Bankes,
I'm just glad you are safe
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Chris,
Bet your cell was dead after all the phone calls.
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color=blue]My thoughts are with the family of the deceased man.[/color]

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yea, i was on it all day and night..... banks too. especially after the news at 6. at one point i was talking with banksey ol boy for awhile about rc planes while flying this little foam thing outside the apartment and we both just ignored all the calls for about an hour.

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Our local news station was even there, although they didn't say much either.
The first thing I thought, "BANKS..."

I'm glad to hear from you here.

This news just disheartens me. We don't need another one at this point, and I'm praying for the family at this time.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 1:08 pm 
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Banks,

I'm glad you are alright. Regardless where you were working, these kinds of things are tough. Its a sad day in regards to the miner who passed and his family. While not as hard, it is still very difficult for the other miners in the mine as its like a family down there. Too bad these things have to happen.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 10:28 am 
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Thanks guys :)


http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?news ... 8782&rfi=6

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GREAT ARTICLE !

The government officials also stated everything very well. :shock: :shock:

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