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Sago Mine Accident
Report and Transcripts

Last revised:  03/12/12 12:04 PM


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 Report of Investigation Sago Mine Explosion

                CONTENTS:

                    Front Pages:
                    Letter of Transmittal
                    The Board of Coal Mine Health and Safety

                    Contents
                    Definitions
                    Errata

           Readme file

           Section 1    Executive Summary

Section  2    Foreword

Section  3    Mine Rescue

Section  4    The Mine Recovery

Section  5    The Investigation:

                            Parts 1-3
                            Part  4
                            Part  5
                            Part  6

Section 6     Recommendations

Section 7     Appendices
        (Note these are large and will take some time to download!)

        Volume 1 (Appendix To: Section 3, Section 4, Section 5 to 5.1-3)
        Volume 2 (Appendix To: Section 5.2-1 (1 of 2))
        Volume 3 (Appendix To: Section 5.2-1 (2 of 2))
        Volume 4 (Appendix To: Section 5.3-1 to 5.5)
 

Composite Document - Full Document (less the Appendices)

Power Point Presentation

 

Link to the US Dept. of Labor MSHA (Mine Safety and Health Administration) Report on the Sago Mine Explosion

Interviews

F. Jamison             1/17/06 O. Jones            1/17/06 J. Toler                 1/18/06
A. Schoonover      1/18/06 J. Boni               1/19/06 G. Carpenter         1/19/06
R. Grall                 1/19/06 V. Hofer           1/23/06 C. Tenney             1/23/06
H. Keith                1/23/06 J. Snyder           1/24/06 H. Jordan              1/24/06
J. Jackson             1/24/06 M. Conrad        1/24/06 G. Brooks             1/25/06
J. Scott                 1/25/06 C.  Short           1/25/06 R. Perry                1/26/06
J. Ryan                  1/26/06 R. Helmick        1/26/06 P. Avington           2/14/06
E. Hess                 2/14/06 D. Anderson      2/14/06 A. Wamsley          2/14/06
G. Rowan             2/15/06 W. Chisholm      2/15/06 M. Triplett             2/15/06
J. Myers               2/16/06 C. Crummrine     2/16/06 Denver Wilfong     2/16,17/06
E. Webb               2/17/06 N. Eye                2/17/06 H. Baisden            2/17/06
T. Everson            2/17/06 L. Short              2/20/06 P. Boni                  2/20/06
C. Runyon            2/20/06 G. Marsh            2/20/06 R. Starkey             2/20/06
D. Lucas               2/21/06 D. Mason           2/21/06 T. Coleman            2/21/06
C. Dunbar             2/22/06 J. Stemple           2/22/06 S. Osborne            2/23/06
Jer. Toler              2/24/06 S. Kitts               3/23/06 T. Martin                3/23/06
J. Collins              3/23/06 B. Mills               3/23/06 C. Lilly                   3/23/06
J. Bennett             3/24/06 J. Hall                 3/24/06 B. Kaufman            3/24/06
P. Byrant              3/24/06 J. Klug                3/26/06 J. Smith                  3/26/06
K. Jolly                 3/26/06 D. Leverknight    3/26/06 Dr. R. Blake           3/27/06
J. Mehaulic           3/27/06 M. Carver           3/27/06 F. Thomas              3/27/06
R. Hixson             3/27/06 R. Workman       3/27/06 G. Hertzog             3/28/06
M. Chewning        3/28/06 C. Tenney           3/28/06 B. Tucker              3/28/06
E. White               3/28/06 S. Osborne (2nd)  3/28/06 G. Brookes (2nd)   3/29/06
C. Short (2nd)      3/29/06 J. Scott                4/5/06 Randal McCloy      6/19/06  (with corrections)

Additional Files:

Sago Hearing - Day1 - 05/02/06 Sago Hearing - Day2 - 05/03/06 Sago Hearing - Day3 - 05/04/06
MHST Elec. Insp.03-06 - Comer MHST Elec. Insp. 03-06 - Scott MHST  Inspection 1st quarter 06 - Collins
MHST Water Analysis Pre-shift Exam. Jan. 02, 2006  

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