West Virginia Mine Survivor: Blast Felt Like 'Hurricane-Force Winds'

A miner who survived the massive West Virginia mine explosion said he had to struggle through "hurricane-force winds" and flying debris to make it above ground. Stanley Stewart said he was between 300 and 400 feet under the ground, preparing to start his shift, when the blast hit. "I told my friends, 'Take your time, so you don't fall.' I was trying not to panic, panic was setting in," he said. "I knew it was bad." Once out, Stewart said he immediately volunteered to go back in to pull his...Full Story
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