Governor and First Lady Justice Issue Statement on Death of Coal Miner in Barbour County


CHARLESTON, WV – Governor Jim and First Lady Cathy Justice issued the following statement today after learning of the passing of a coal miner in Barbour County.

“News this morning that West Virginia has lost a member of our coal mining community is heartbreaking. Please join us as we pray for the family, friends and co-workers of Leonard W. Griffith.”​

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Butch Antolini,


Office of the Governor
State Capitol, 1900 Kanawha Blvd. E
Charleston, WV 25305

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