West Virginia Mining DisastersGov. Joe Manchin has called for a temporary halt to coal mining in West Virginia after the deaths of 16 men in four accidents since Jan. 2. Manchin wants mining to cease until safety checks can be conducted. The deadliest incident was at the Sago mine, where 12 men died.
West Virginia Mining Disasters
The deaths of 16 men in four coal mine disasters raise new questions about mining safety.