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Coal Mine Accidents Archives

Family members may suffer as well in fatal coal mine accidents

Many mining companies consider the safety and health of employees to be a top priority. However, there are some inherent risks involved within this field, and although less common than previous years, coal mine accidents continue to pose a serious threat. A recent accident in a mine in West Virginia reportedly resulted in the eighth mining death of the year in the U.S.

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).

Coal mine accidents claim another life after rock collapses

Coal miners across the country are often forced to face various dangers on the job. Mining companies in West Virginia have made a great deal of progress concerning the safety of employees, but there are still some risks involved in this particular field. While deaths in coal mine accidents have reduced significantly over the years, tragic accidents do occur. A recent accident in another state recently claimed the life of a 33-year-old man.

Coal mine accidents focus of new proposed legislation

Years ago, workplace accidents were a common occurrence. An individual went to work in one of the West Virginia coal mines knowing that there was a possibility an accident would occur and he would not make it out. Fortunately, times and working conditions have changed. However, every year, coal mine accidents do claim lives throughout the state.

Response time crucial for coal mine accidents in West Virginia

Certain professions are considered to be more hazardous than others, often requiring strict safety protocols to reduce the chance of a workplace injury. For companies in West Virginia, properly training employees in these procedures is imperative, especially for coal miners. Unfortunately, coal mine accidents still occur, often resulting in serious injury to anyone involved. A miner suffered several broken bones in a recent accident in another state.

First death of the year re coal mine accidents in West Virginia

Coal mining was once known as one of the more dangerous career choices a person could make. Companies in West Virginia have taken steps to reduce the risk of coal mine accidents, with injury reports in the last year being the lowest ever. Even with extra safety procedures in place, injuries may still occur. A recent accident in a neighboring state resulted in the death of a 43-year-old man.

Coal mine accidents fewer but still too many fatalities

Workers -- and their families -- on the coal mines in West Virginia might sleep easier knowing that the number of coal mine fatalities in 2016 was the lowest ever. The U.S. Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration reported that only 25 deaths were mine-related last year, and only nine of those were coal mine accidents. While authorities may say only 25 died, mineworkers may feel that it is still 25 too many.

Coal mine accidents happen when safety is not a priority

When employees go to work each day, they have the reasonable expectation that safety measures set forth in the work place will keep them from harm. In a mining community, however, that expectancy is raised because of the level of danger presented on the job. Coal mine accidents are not uncommon and safety practices are continually reassessed. An accident that occurred the summer of 2015 has led to a lawsuit filed by a West Virginia mine employee.

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