UMWA Mourns the Loss of a Miner at Reading Anthracite Mine



JANUARY 30, 2024


UMWA Mourns the Loss of a Miner at Reading Anthracite Mine

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

“The entire UMWA family extends its deepest condolences to the family and friends of Brother Dave Moyer (63) who tragically lost his life yesterday at the Reading Anthracite Mine in Pottsville, PA. Our thoughts and prayers are with them during this incredibly difficult time.

“We express our heartfelt sympathy to the brothers and sisters at Local Union 1686, who are undoubtedly grappling with the profound sorrow of losing one of their own. Brother Moyer had 16 years’ experience at the mine.

“We are committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of every miner, and it is with a heavy heart that we acknowledge the loss of Brother Moyer. Our safety experts are on-site, actively participating in the investigation of this accident.

“The UMWA emphasizes the importance of a thorough and transparent investigation to understand the circumstances surrounding this accident. The findings will help identify any potential improvements or measures necessary to enhance safety protocols in our nation’s mines, with the ultimate goal of preventing such accidents in the future.”