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60 Moments: Sago Mine Tragedy

What started as a miraculous report that all 13 men trapped in a mine were alive quickly turned into information that was dead wrong.

It's a day back in 2006 you probably won't soon forget.

The families of 13 men were holding out hope that their loved ones would survive the explosion of the Sago Mine.

In the end, one miner survived.

Randy McCloy said fumes and smoke overtook the group and at least four emergency oxygen packs didn't work correctly.

"You really can’t tell yourself enough to be prepared because you’re blindsided because you can’t see. You’re like a goose in a damn mine and you don’t even know where you are going," said McCloy in an interview with NBC's Matt Lauer.

The accident brought mine safety to the forefront across the country.

Federal investigators said that a lightning strike sparked the explosion that trapped the men deep inside the mine for three days.

International Coal Group, which owns Sago, decided to close the mine permanently in 2008.

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