January 02, 2020

Manchin Statement on the 14th Anniversary of the Sago Mine Disaster

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) issued the following statement on the 14th anniversary of the Sago mine disaster.

“Fourteen years ago, twelve coal miners went to work at the Sago mine and never returned to their families. After that tragedy, I joined all West Virginians as we grieved with the coal miners’ families and loved ones. Today and every day since that horrible disaster, my thoughts are with those who lost a loved one that day. After the Sago disaster, West Virginia passed historic legislation to improve safety standards for our coal miners who power America. Today’s anniversary is a reminder that our coal miners health, safety, and security must continue to be our highest priority. I remain committed to ensuring no family has to suffer this unimaginable loss ever again and continue to keep the coal miners’ families in my thoughts.”