Partial Tentative Settlement Reached In Sago Lawsuits

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Lawyers for families of miners involved
in the 2006 Sago mine disaster have reached a tentative settlement
with two suppliers named in a series of lawsuits.

Charleston lawyer Timothy Bailey said today the undisclosed
settlement must be approved by Kanawha County Circuit Judge Charles
King. A June 2nd hearing has been set.

Bailey says the settlement involves Burrell Mining Products of
New Kensington, Pennsylvania, and Raleigh Mine and Industrial
Supply of Mount Hope.

Sago survivor Randal McCloy Jr., his wife, Anna, and the
families of 10 deceased miners had filed a series of lawsuits
against mine owner International Coal Group and several other

ICG operates mines in West Virginia, Kentucky, Maryland,
Virginia and Illinois.

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