April 6th, 2010
05:18 PM ET

Seven killed in mine explosion named

Seven miners who were killed in a West Virginia coal mine explosion Monday were identified by the state’s medical examiner.

They were identified as: 

- Steven J. Harrah
- William R. Lynch
- Jason Atkins
- Benny Ray Willingham
- Carl Accord
- Deward Allan Scott
- Robert E. Clark

The miners’ families have been notified, according to the West Virginia State Department of Health and Human Resources.

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  1. Jennifer M.

    My thoughts, heart and prayers are with the mining families.

    April 6, 2010 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Amy Brown

    When will we finally strike coal from our national energy portfolio and replace these deadly jobs with something that isn't killing Americans – whether crushing miners underground or slowly killing West Virginia and Kentucky families who have to drink coal-waste poisoned waters. The families want good jobs and clean water. Simple. We're so worried about our enemies killing Americans when we take chances with miners' lives every day so we can plug in our ipods.

    CNN- what reporting will you do on the truth about how coal mining hurts Americans EVERY DAY. Leslie Stahl and CBS have done her part... when will you? Now is your big chance to do some thing different. Oh- and a debate on Clean Coal, doesn't count...

    April 6, 2010 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Kristy

    I am so so sorry for your loss. I am sure these were brave men who loved their families. My heart is heavy thinking of all the tears being shed today and many days ahead. My prayers are with the families, the wives and the children especially. I am so sorry.

    April 6, 2010 at 8:44 pm | Report abuse |