Today Marks 13th Anniversary Of Sago Mine Disaster

UPSHUR COUNTY, W.Va. (WCHS/WVAH REPORTS) — Wednesday marks 13 years since a blast trapped 13 miners deep in the Sago Mine in Upshur County.

Two days after the explosion, a miscommunication announced the miners were found alive, but when the rescuers made it to the men, they found 12 had died.

Only one man, Randall McCloy Jr., survived.

A report by the State Office of Miners Health Safety and Training blamed the explosion on a lightning strike.

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