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by Dave Gradijan

Sago Mine Explosion Caused by Lightning

Dec 08, 20061 min
CSO and CISOData and Information Security

Lightning igniting a pocket of methane gas caused the Sago mine explosion a year ago, according to an Associated Press report in the Los Angeles Times.

Twelve miners were killed, leaving only one to survive the nearly two-day ordeal. That miner, Randal McCloy Jr., spent several months in the hospital recuperating from carbon monoxide poisoning.

An official report providing more details about the explosion and mine collapse is expected Monday, the AP reports.

-Compiled by Shawna McAlearney

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