W.Va. Miner Killed in Fire Is Buried - A Different View
They honored the fallen miner in the fashion of a fire fighter. 40 coal trucks took part in the funeral and a huge crowd was on hand.
"In West Virginia, we're all family," Baker said. "We know how firefighters and policemen honor their own and we feel our miners deserve to be honored in a similar way."
Mourner Bruce Holbrook, who left the mine last March for a better-paying job at another coal mine, said he doesn't blame Massey Energy for the death of his friends.
"It's just a way of life. It could happen where I work now. It could happen anywhere," he said.
I think the people there are tired of being told how bad their jobs are. I wonder why the fact that mining is safer than ever with deaths at an all time low was not driven home by the MSM.