January 02, 2014

Manchin Statement on the 8th Anniversary of the Sago Mine Disaster

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) issued the following statement on the 8th anniversary of the Sago mine disaster:

“Eight years ago, the precious lives of twelve miners were taken tragically at Sago,” said Senator Manchin. “On that day, I grieved with the miners’ families and with all West Virginians. Their strength and sacrifice remain in my heart each and every day, and my thoughts and prayers go out to them and their loved ones on this sad anniversary. Since Sago, we have made tremendous strides to improve mine safety by passing historic legislation, and today serves as a reminder that we must continue to make improvements so that that our miners’ lives are never in jeopardy.  The safety of our workers is our number one priority, and I remain absolutely and totally committed to making sure our miners come home safely after every shift.”