April 20, 2007

STATEMENT BY U.S. SENATOR BENJAMIN L. CARDINON THE DEATH OF TWO MINERS AT TRI-STAR MINING, INC.

My thoughts and prayers are with the families who lost loved ones in this tragedy. I am committed to a comprehensive investigation of this disaster so that we have a full understanding of what occurred and what steps need to be taken to avoid future accidents. Mining is a dangerous business, but we owe it to the men and women working in our nation's mines to ensure their safety while on the job.