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UMWA statement on Dotiki mine incident

April 29, 2010
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TRIANGLE, VA – United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today:

“Yet again, families in the coalfields are waiting with uncertainty and fear as mine rescuers work to reach missing miners underground, this time at the nonunion Dotiki mine in western Kentucky. The hearts and prayers of all UMWA members and our families are with the families of the missing miners.

“Despite the nonunion status of the mine, UMWA representatives went to the mine site and offered whatever assistance we can provide.”

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