January 02, 2019

Manchin Statement on the 13th Anniversary of the Sago Mine Disaster

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) issued the following statement on the 13th anniversary of the Sago mine disaster.

“It’s been thirteen years since twelve brave coal miners went to work in the Sago mine and never returned home to their families. I remember that day well as I joined all of West Virginia in grieving with the miners’ families. Today and every day, my thoughts are with the loved ones who lost a miner that day. In the months following Sago, we passed historic legislation to improve safety standards for our coal miners. Today, we are reminded yet again that our miners’ health and safety must be our highest priority. I remain committed to ensuring no family has to suffer this unimaginable loss again.”