It was seven years ago Wednesday that 12 miners died in the Sago Mine in Upshur County.
It happened around 6:30 a.m. on January 2, 2006. The blast and collapse trapped 13 miners for nearly two days. One miner, Randal McCloy Jr., survived.
The 12 miners that died were Tom Anderson, Terry Helms, Marty Bennett, Martin Toler, Marshall Winans, Junior Hamner, Jesse Jones, Jerry Groves, James Bennett, Jackie Weaver, Fred Ware, and David Lewis.