The United Mine Workers is reminding miners to stay safe during the government shut down. Three miners died in just as many days over the weekend.
UMWA president Cecil Roberts is urging all miners to be especially careful at work.
Roberts said, “check on your buddy,” and “watch each other's back.”
On Friday 62-year-old Roger R. King from Moundsville was killed after an accident at CONSOL Energy's McElroy mine in Marshall County. He was employed as a longwall maintenance coordinator and had 42 years of mining experience.