February 06, 2018

Manchin Statement on Miner Death in Barbour County

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today released the following statement on the death of Leonard W. Griffith, a coal miner who was working in Barbour County.

“Our coal miners and their families make unthinkable sacrifices to keep our state and nation strong. As West Virginians, we honor that hard work every day, and we come together in prayerful resolve when we lose one of our own. Gayle and I were deeply saddened to hear of the tragic passing of Leonard W. Griffith in Barbour County. Today, as we mourn the loss of Mr. Griffith, we come together to lift up his family, friends, coworkers and loved ones in prayer. We join all West Virginians in holding the Griffith family in our thoughts and hearts during this difficult time.”