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2006-07-19 15:48:29

By Jon Hurdle PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - The 12 coal miners who died in a West Virginia mining disaster in January would have lived if mine shaft seals worked, rescue teams had gone into the mine sooner and communication systems worked, a report commissioned by the state's governor said on Wednesday. "The fact is, that the seals did not do what they were supposed to do," Davitt McAteer, a mine safety expert appointed by Gov. Joe Manchin to investigate the Sago mining disaster, told...

2006-01-03 03:50:19

By Jonathan Barnes TALLMANSVILLE, West Virginia (Reuters) - Two rescue teams were digging by hand on Tuesday to try to reach 13 miners trapped for more than 21 hours inside a West Virginia coal mine after an explosion. There has been no communication with the miners trapped inside the Sago mine in central West Virginia, about 100 miles from Charleston, since the blast occurred early on Monday. Mine officials declined to speculate on their condition. Rescuers were expected to begin...


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toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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