Families of 12 miners killed at the Sago Mine in West Virginia will receive the state’s official report on the explosion on Monday.
Gov. Joe Manchin will meet with the families in Buckhannon on Monday morning before the report is released by the Office of Miners’ Health Safety and Training.
The report is expected to say that investigators can’t rule out the possibility that severe thunderstorms moving through the area the morning of Jan. 2 produced a massive lightning strike that sparked methane gas in an abandoned section of the mine.
The report also is expected to discuss emergency air packs the trapped miners used. Monroeville, Pa.–based CSE manufactured the SR-100 air packs the doomed crew had been issued.