March 09, 2015

Manchin Statement on Marshall County Mine Collapse

Washington, D.C. - Senator Joe Manchin issued the following statement on the fatal mine collapse that occurred Sunday night at the Marshall County Coal Co. Mine in Cameron:

“Gayle and I join all West Virginians in sending our deepest condolences to the loved ones of John “Mike” Garloch of Neffs, Ohio, whose life was taken far too soon as a result of last night’s tragic mine collapse in Marshall County. Our thoughts and prayers also go out to the courageous miners who are suffering from injuries and being treated at this time. Every worker should be able to go to work in the morning and expect to come home safely to their loved ones at night, and this incident is a reminder that we must consistently search for ways to improve mine safety conditions. My staff and I will do everything we can to assist the families and the community through this most difficult hardship.”