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The Upper Big Branch Mine Disaster

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Seven years ago today, a huge explosion ripped through Massey Energy’s Upper Big Branch Mine. Twenty-nine coal miners died:

Carl Acord

Jason Atkins

Christopher Bell

Greg Brock

Kenneth Chapman

Robert Clark

Cory Davis

Timmy Davis

Michael Elswick

William Griffith

Steven Harrah

Dean Jones

Richard Lane

William Roosevelt Lynch

Joe Marcum

Ronald Maynor

Nicolas McCroskey

Eddie Mooney

Adam Morgan

Rex Mullins

Joshua Napper

Howard Payne

Dillard Earl Persinger

Joel Price

Gary Wayne Quarles

Deward Allan Scott

Grover Skeens

Benny Willingham

Ricky Workman