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The Sago Mine Disaster Report:

A Preliminary Report to Governor Joe Manchin III

Prepared by J. Davitt McAteer and submitted on July 19, 2006.

 

  
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  Mother Sago, a poem by Michael Dusch
                    Michael's poem won first place in the literary art category of the
                    2006 edition of the Jewelweed, Wheeling Jesuit's official creative
                    and literary magazine.
 

Supplemental Documents
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Active Underground Coal Mines in West Virginia
  
Bureau of Mines. An Electromagnetic System for Detecting and Locating Trappped Miners, Report 8159, 1976.
  
Bureau of Mines. Performance Evaluation of Solid Cementitious Seals, Internal Report #4809, September 1989.
  
Cohen RAC. (John H. Stoger, Jr Hospital of Cook County), Letter to J. Davitt McAteer on carbon monoxide intoxication, July 2006.
  
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Bureau of Mine Safety. Mine Power Substations, July 7, 2006, and attachments.
  
Crawford JB (MSHA). Letter to J. Davitt McAteer, Re: Sago Mine Disaster Public Hearing Additional MSHA Information and Documents, June 22, 2006.
  
Crites T. (Sophomore nursing student, Wheeling Jesuit University) Reflections of a Red Cross Volunteer on Communication Failures During the Sago Mine Disaster, April 2006.
  
Hieb M. Memorandum to J. Davitt McAteer, July 11, 2006.
  
Long KM, Rupp RO, and students of West Virginia Wesleyan College. Report for West Virginia Governor Manchin’s Team Investigation Team Investigating the January 2006 Sago Mine Disaster, July 2006.
  
Memorandum for the File. Interviews about SCSRs with Miners Who Escaped the Sago Mine Explosion, draft May 31, 2006.
  
Memorandum for the File. MSHA 20 psi Seal Standard / Report of Investigation 7581.
  
Memorandum for the File. Thinking Outside-the-Box: The Proposed Blended Duty of Care and Safety Case Model for Regulation in the Coal Mining Industry of Australia, July 2006.
  
Mitchell DW. Explosion-Proof Bulkheads, Present Practices. Report of Investigations 7581, 1971.
  
MSHA. Accident Investigation Report, Non-injury methane gas explosion at Mary Lee No. 1 Mine, Walker County, Alabama, August 22, 1993.
  
MSHA. Accident Investigation Report, Non-injury methane gas explosion at Oak Grove Mine, Jefferson County, Alabama, April 5, 1994.
  
MSHA. Accident Investigation Report, Non-injury methane explosion at Oak Grove Mine, Jefferson County, Alabama, January 29, 1996.
  
MSHA. Accident Investigation Report, Non-injury methane explosion at Oak Grove Mine, Jefferson County, Alabama, July 9, 1997.
  
MSHA. “Bottle Sample Analysis, Portal #1 (Main Return) Sago Mine, Anker West Virginia Mining Company.”
  
MSHA. Report of Investigation, Non-injury coal mine explosion at Gary #50 Mine, Wyoming County, West Virginia, June 9-16, 1995.
  
MSHA. Report of Investigation, Non-injury coal mine explosion at Mine No. 1, Boone County, West Virginia, May 15 and June 22, 1996.
  
MSHA. Report of Investigation, Non-injury explosion at Gary #50 Mine, Wyoming County, West Virginia, May 18, 2001.
  
MSHA. Explosion-Resistant Seals for Underground Coal Mines, Omega 384 Blocks, June 1999.
  
NTTC, Public Affairs Department, Wheeling Jesuit University. Panel Discussion Recommendations at the 2006 International Mining Health & Safety Symposium (April 20-21, 2006).
  
Questions Asked by Family Members and Others During the Sago Public Hearings, May 2-4, 2006.
  
Stephan CR. (MSHA) Construction of Seals in Underground Coal Mines, Report No. 06-213-90, August 1, 1990.
  
Stephan CR. (MSHA) Omega 384 Block as a Seal Construction Material, Report No. 10-318-90, November 14, 1990.


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