Statement from Governor and First Lady Justice on Death of Coal Miner in Boone County


CHARLESTON, WV - Governor and First Lady Justice issued the following statement today upon learning of the death of coal miner Zachary Grant Harris, 28, in Boone County.

"Cathy and I are heartbroken after learning about the death of one of our coal miners in Boone County. Please join us as we pray for the family and friends of Zachary Grant Harris. It’s tragic to lose someone so young. Our miners and coal community are very dedicated and always come together in difficult times like this."​​

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