2019 marks the 13th anniversary since 12 men were killed in the Sago mine. On Jan. 2, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) issued the following statement.
“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 daywell 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 ourcoal 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.”