By SARAH GOODRICH
SAGO, W.Va. — Each year on Jan. 2, the small community of Sago is quiet and solemn, as many reflect on the tragic 2006 mine disaster that took the lives of 12 men.
As many remember. 29 men entered Sago Mine early that Monday morning after welcoming in the New Year over the weekend. Shortly after the workday began, a sudden explosion occurred, instantly killing one miner.
Fortunately, 16 miners were able to escape, but 13 were left trapped more than 280 feet below the surface. Several rescue attempts were staged, but only one miner, Randal McCloy, was able to be rescued.
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