January 02, 2013

Manchin Statement on 7th Anniversary of Sago Mine Disaster

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) issued the following statement on the seventh anniversary of the Sago mining disaster. 

“Not a day goes by when I don’t think of the miners we have lost, and today is a sad anniversary for the families of those who died at Sago. Gayle and I hold those families close to our hearts, and I know that all West Virginians join us in offering their prayers. While nothing can ever bring those men back to their families, we made positive changes after the tragedy, and my hope is that the changes we made have put miners in a safer place in the seven years since that awful day. As we continue to reflect on Sago and our other mining disasters, I am determined to make sure the Congress enacts meaningful safety reforms so that our miners can always return home to their families at the end of their shifts.”