The nine miners, as identified by friends and relatives:
— Thomas Foy, 51. Leader of the trapped crew, according to his sister, Neva Glessner, of Garrett.
— Harry B. Mayhugh. Foy's son-in-law, in his late 20s, married with two children, according to the family baby sitter and newspaper reports.
— John Phillippi, of Gray. Has a young son "who idolizes everything his father does" and a wife who works at the local post office, according to neighbor Lori Supanick.
— Ronald Hileman, of Gray. An avid hunter. His wife runs the Hileman day care center in Gray, neighbors said.
— John Unger, 52, of Hollsopple. His mother, Mary Unger, said he owns a horse and raises cattle on the family farm when he isn't working in the mine.
— Randy Fogle, 43, of Garrett. Has a wife and three children, according to a cousin.
— Robert Pugh, 50, of Boswell.
— Mark Popernack, 41, of Somerset. Has a wife and two children, according to cousin Randy Popernack.
— Dennis J. Hall, 49.