Happy National Miners Day
December 6, 2012 – Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement to commemorate National Miners Day: "We honor America's miners who made the ultimate sacrifice and pay tribute to all of the men and women who make their living in this most noble profession. In 1907, the worst industrial accident took place in American history when 362 miners perished in the tragic Monongah disaster in West Virginia. A century later, Congress created National Miners Day to honor them and the memories of every miner who ever lost a life on the job.
Published: Thursday, 06 December 2012 16:02
Written by Mark Kuhar
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