Government Shut Down

Federal Shutdown
10:57 am
Tue October 8, 2013

UMWA: 'check on your buddy' during government shutdown

United Mine Workers of America President Cecil Roberts

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.

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Federal Shut Down
2:24 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

How long will the government shut down last?

West Virginia's Congressional Delegation is trying to get government back on track. But they aren't exactly in-line on how to do it, or who is at fault.

Listen to this story to learn more.

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