Upper Big Branch Day of Remembrance

Posted on behalf of Stewart Bell, PLLC on Apr 05, 2011 in Coal Mining Accidents

West Virginia's acting governor has proclaimed today a day of remembrance for the victims of the Upper Big Branch mine explosion. One year ago today, at 3:01 p.m., 29 miners died in the worst mining accident in 40 years.

To mark the first anniversary of the disaster, churches across the state are asked to ring their bells 29 times, starting at 3:01. Individuals are encouraged to observe 1 minute and 29 seconds of silence.

A private ceremony for the family and friends of the victims will be held in Whitesville today. In Beckley, local businesses and residents have been asked to turn off their lights at 3:01, again for 1 minute and 29 seconds.

Source: Register-Herald, "Ceremonies planned on first anniversary of UBB disaster," Nick Brockman, 04/blog/11

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