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November 2014 Archives

Natural gas industry learning from coal mine accidents

It is well known to West Virginia readers that coal mine accidents are often caused by a lack of training or safety standards within the mine. As natural gas drilling increases in the state, industry leaders are looking at the standards used to prevent coal mine accidents and possibly applying them to natural gas drilling. Natural gas standards are under a closer review after lawmakers have recently expressed concerns. 

Victims of motor vehicle accidents have rights

West Virginia residents know that drunk driving is one of the leading causes of motor vehicle accidents. Because drunk driving is a completely preventable action, victims of this reckless behavior have various legal options. The attorneys of The Law Firm of Hill, Peterson, Carper, Bee & Deitzler, PLLC, understand the emotional trauma that victims can experience after motor vehicle accidents of any kind and are here to help. 

Are coal mine accidents on the rise in West Virginia?

Accident numbers may indicate that coal mine accidents are on the rise in West Virginia. A recent incident has left yet another miner dead, making this the fifth industry fatality this year. Coal mine accidents are always a possibility in the hazardous industry of mining, but adequate safety standards may reduce the number of these incidents. 

Workers continue to face risk for injuries in coal mine accidents

Coal mine accidents are an unfortunate reality in the coal industry. West Virginia readers are familiar with the risks associated with mining, but it should be noted that the risk for accidents extends to others, such as electricians working with or near a mine. Coal mine accidents can leave workers injured or dead, leaving families facing emotional and financial difficulties. 

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