Saturday, January 21, 2006

More bad news

In just under three weeks it appears that we have another coal mining tragedy in the making...

As of this time, two men are still missing after a fire started on a conveyor belt deep within the The Alma 1 mine in Melville WV, about 60 miles southwest of Charleston. The governor, Joe Manchin said the "odds are getting a bit long" but hope still holds out for the two missing men.

Let's say a small prayer for these two men to be returned safely to their loved ones.

Now for a little bizarre news...

The body of Eugene Reilly, 64, was discovered shortly after 7 AM Thursday in the last car of the Q subway train in the 14th Street-Union Square station. There were no signs of foul play or injuries, and an autopsy was scheduled to determine the cause and time of death.

Reilly, a Postal Service employee, typically worked a 4 PM to 12:30 AM shift as a mail handler in midtown Manhattan. If Reilly left work at the usual time and died during the 35-minute trip home to Brooklyn, then his body could have been on the train for more than six hours before being noticed.

Talk about being invisible... I sure as shit would hope that someone notices if I died on a subway... But with my luck it would be someone mugging me... Truth is definitely stranger than fiction.

Copyright 2006 Thomas J Wolfenden


berly02 said...

I heard about the mining accident last night on the news . . .
Sad stuff.

Six hours?
Wouldn't he start to smell?

cmk said...

I'm always afraid I will kill myself going down our basement stairs just after the hubby goes to work for night shift. I would NOT be found till the following morning when he got home--12 hours later.

My thoughts and prayers are with those poor families. So very sad.

Lisa said...

How very sad.