Two Sago Mine Workers Commit SuicideOur condolences go out to the families and friends of these two tortured souls.
By VICKI SMITH
The Associated Press
Wednesday, September 27, 2006; 8:11 AM
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Two miners whose jobs included watching for safety hazards inside the Sago Mine before the deadly explosion last January committed suicide in the past month.
Neither man had been blamed for the disaster that killed 12 of their comrades, and neither one's family has definitively linked the suicides to the accident. But those who knew the men say there is little doubt the tragedy haunted them.....
....John Nelson Boni, whose job that day was to maintain water pumps, shot himself Saturday at his home in Volga, State Police said.
William Lee "Flea" Chisolm, the 47-year-old dispatcher responsible for monitoring carbon monoxide alarms and communicating with crews underground that morning, shot himself at his Belington home Aug. 29, authorities said Tuesday....
Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Imagine living in a nightmare all day, all night. Imagine if you believed, rightly or wrongly, that your actions or inaction caused the deaths of friends. I hope that no one ever has to live the nightmare these two men called their lives. A disaster claims two more lives.