04.05.16

Capito Statement on Six Year Anniversary of Upper Big Branch Mine Tragedy

“My heart still aches for the families of the 29 miners whose lives were forever changed on April 5, 2010.” - Senator Capito

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today issued the following statement on the six year anniversary of the Upper Big Branch mine explosion:

“It’s hard to believe that six years ago today 29 miners lost their lives in an explosion at the Upper Big Branch coal mine. For many West Virginians, especially those who lost loved ones and friends, the memories from that terrible day are still so fresh in our minds. My heart still aches for the families of the 29 miners whose lives were forever changed on April 5, 2010. As our state continues to heal from this tragedy, I will continue my efforts to protect our coal miners who selflessly put their lives at risk in order to provide for their families and power our state.”

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