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Sago Anniversary

Emily Corio

Karen Fritsche

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This past Tuesday was the year anniversary of the Sago Mine disaster in West Virginia. Twelve miners died after an explosion trapped them underground for two days. One miner survived. When a tragedy like this strikes in coal country, it impacts everyone. And the communities around the mine have pulled together to heal over the past year. Emily Corio of West Virginia Public Radio has this report.


Samantha Lewis has been very busy this year, raising her two daughters, finishing her master's degree in health administration, and picking up the pieces of her life after the death of her husband, David Lewis, in the Sago mine explosion. We talk with her about what this past year has been like.


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