Gov. and First Lady Justice issue statement on death of coal miner in Raleigh County


CHARLESTON, WV- Gov. Jim Justice and First Lady Cathy Justice issued the following statement today upon learning of the death of coal miner James Ray Adkins, 49, of Colcord, WV, in Raleigh County.

"Cathy and I are deeply saddened and our hearts are broken after learning of the death of one of our miners. I ask all West Virginians to join us in praying for the Adkins family, their friends and all of our dedicated miners in West Virginia."

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