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.
April 20, 2007
STATEMENT BY U.S. SENATOR BENJAMIN L. CARDINON THE DEATH OF TWO MINERS AT TRI-STAR MINING, INC.