FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AUGUST 31, 2023
UMWA Comments on Incident at Warrior Met Number 4 Mine
[TRIANGLE, VA] Commenting on the incident at Warrior Met Coal Wednesday morning, United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today:
“UMWA is deeply saddened by the tragic incident that occurred at Warrior Met Coal,” Roberts said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims, and we stand ready to assist in any way we can.”
The incident occurred at the company’s No. 4 mine in Brookwood, Alabama, at approximately 7:00 a.m. Wednesday. The cause of the incident is currently under investigation.
“Our safety experts are on the scene and are participating in the investigation. We are working closely with the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), the company, and other authorities to determine the cause of this tragic incident,” Roberts said.
“The UMWA takes the safety of all miners very seriously, and we will continue to work tirelessly to ensure that every miner returns home safely at the end of their shift,” Roberts said.