On the 16th of September, 177 miners at Kinross Gold Mine died. These men died because there was a fire under ground. They were killed by poisonous smoke.
177 women are now widows. And hundreds of children are without fathers.
We salute the miners who died in Kinross. And we stand with their families and friends in their grief and their loss.
And we say: These accidents must stop. Bosses must make their mines and factories safe. Bosses must not treat workers as if their lives are cheap. Especially the mine bosses.