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May 2017 Archives

Pursuing restitution following fatal motor vehicle accidents

Collisions in West Virginia and across the country have claimed the lives of numerous individuals over the years. Motor vehicle accidents are often tragic and are in some cases the result of the negligence of one or more drivers. A recent collision involving three cars left one person dead, while police are reportedly in search of another party involved in the incident.

Coal mine accidents in West Virginia see fourth death of the year

A mining accident in the heart of West Virginia has apparently resulted in the fourth mining death of the year in the state. Although these incidents might be fewer and farther between than recent years, coal mine accidents still occur far too often. These events are tragic and have left countless families to grieve over lost loved ones throughout the years.

Pursuing financial relief following fatal coal mine accidents

Individuals who work in the mining industry are often required to work in and around heavy equipment on a daily basis. When coupled with potentially unstable and/or hazardous areas, the danger to the health of a minor could increase significantly. Although companies in West Virginia take precautions to protect employees, preventing all coal mine accidents can be challenging. A recent incident at a mine in another state resulted in the death of a man after a 100-foot fall.

Working alone could increase risk of fatal coal mine accidents

Miners in West Virginia often face various dangers while operating alone. Recent reports have listed at least five fatalities since the beginning of the year, two of which involved coal miners. Coal mine accidents may occur less frequently than in previous years, but even one death may be considered one too many. Companies in West Virginia and across the country may soon be in need of revisions regarding solo operations in accordance with the policy initiated by the Mine and Safety Health Administration (MSHA).

Wrongful death: Heroin possibly a factor in fatal accident

The influence of drugs and/or alcohol can significantly reduce a person's ability to safely operate a vehicle. Individuals who choose to drive while impaired can jeopardize the safety of everyone nearby. Accidents that occur under similar circumstances often end in catastrophe. A recent crash in West Virginia resulted in the apparent wrongful death of a man that fell as far as 80 feet following the incident.

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