Statement from Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr., Utah
There is no more selfless act than giving one’s life while rescuing another. We have witnessed a remarkable act of selflessness. Whatever happens from here on, all I ask on behalf of all Utahns is that we have no more injuries. We have had enough. We must ensure from this day forward every lesson learned here will go toward improving safety in mines, not only in Utah but throughout the United States. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the families.