April 05, 2019

Manchin Statement On The Anniversary Of The Upper Big Branch Mine Disaster

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on ninth anniversary of the Upper Big Branch (UBB) Mine Disaster that occurred in Whitesville, West Virginia in 2010.

“Nine years ago today, we lost 29 miners in the Upper Big Branch mine disaster. This event was a complete tragedy for not only the miners’ who lost their lives and their families but for the entire state of West Virginia. I have always said that the death of one miner on the job is too many. Since my time as Governor, I have been dedicated to improving safety conditions in our mines, so that tragedies like these and others, never happen again. I hope today that every West Virginian will remember the 29 miners that died that day and pray for their families.”