FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
July 28, 2017
UMWA mourns miner killed at Reading Anthracite
[TRIANGLE, VA.] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today:
“The hearts and prayers are with the family of Brother Andrew Oxenrider, 28, a member of UMWA Local Union 1686, who was killed on the job at Reading Anthracite Company in Duncott, Schuylkill County, Pa., yesterday.
This is the tenth fatality in the U.S. coal industry this year, two more than in all of last year. Our safety experts are at the mine today, and are participating with the Mine Safety and Health Administration in the investigation of this terrible tragedy.
Andrew was a new miner with a new family. We ask everyone to keep his family in their prayers as they struggle to cope with this terrible tragedy.”