What Might Have Been – The Most Motivating Memory of All

scan0001 (3)Mark Underwood never got to know his grandfather.  He was a coal miner with his dad at the McKell Coal Company.

He left the coal mines to serve his country in World War II. When he returned to Mount Hope, he was killed in a preventable work accident at Union Carbide. Mark’s granddad left three children and a wonderful bride behind as well as a very difficult life for them. The company Mark’s grandfather worked for did not take care of his family. To this day, Mark Underwood carries that with him.  He understands the tragedy of loss. That is why Mark is outraged that 29 West Virginia miners just left their families behind in an accident that should have been prevented by Massey, and this is why he’s adamant the families involved in the  horrific tragedy are watched over and taken care of.

 

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