Covering the Sago Mine Disaster

Langfitt, Frank
June 2006
Nieman Reports;Summer2006, Vol. 60 Issue 2, p103
The article relates the author's experience in covering the coal mine disaster in Sago, West Virginia. The reporter gathered information from family members and waited confirmation from the coal company about the condition of the miners. He described the preparations of emergency nurses. It was told that upon announcement by Ben Hatfield, president of the company, that the miners were all dead, people who were hoping for the survival of their loved ones went out of the church, heads down.


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