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Wednesday, January 04, 2006

List of miners trapped in West Virginia coal mine

List of miners trapped in West Virginia coal mine

A partial listing of the 13 West Virginia coal miners who were trapped underground Monday in an explosion, according to interviews with family members.

  • Alva Martin Bennett, 50, of Buckhannon
  • Jim Bennett, 61, of Philippi
  • Jerry Groves, 57, of Cleveland, W.Va.
  • George Hamner Jr., of Gladyfork, age unavailable
  • Terry Helms, 50, of Newburg
  • David Lewis, 28, of Philippi
  • Randal McCloy, 27, of Simpson
  • Martin Toler, 50, of Flatwoods
  • Fred Ware Jr., 59, of Tallmansville
  • Jack Weaver, 52, of Philippi
  • Marshall Winans, 49, of Talbert
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