Mine Workers Suicide

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Two men who worked at a mine where 12 colleagues died have killed themselves.

One was a dispatcher responsible for monitoring carbon monoxide alarms at West Virginia's Sago Mine. He died last month. The other man, who was in charge of maintaining water pumps, committed suicide over the weekend.

Both were interviewed by authorities who are still trying to figure out the cause of the January explosion. But neither was blamed. And while their families aren't linking the suicides to the accident, those who know the men are sure they were haunted by it.

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