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West Virginia / Attorney General State Seal
STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA
OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
PATRICK MORRISEY
Phone: 304-558-2021
Email: communications@wvago.gov
Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Beth Ryan
Phone: (304) 558-2021


Release Date: April 5, 2013

Attorney General Releases Statement on Anniversary of Upper Big Branch Mine Disaster



CHARLESTON – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey released the following statement today on the third anniversary of the Upper Big Branch mine disaster, which killed 29 miners:

"My thoughts and prayers are with the families and loved ones of the miners who died three years ago today. The explosion at Upper Big Branch mine continues to be a reminder to everyone that we must work together to ensure West Virginia's mines are the safest mines in the world and that all workers come home to their families when their shift ends."