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September 2018 Archives

Reducing the odds of serious or fatal coal mine accidents

Mining companies in West Virginia and elsewhere are constantly exploring ways to increase the safety of workers within their respective fields. While the number of serious or fatal coal mine accidents has decreased over recent years, even one fatal accident could be one too many. While experts have compiled a list of improvements that could help reduce the chances of mining incidents, preventing all accidents could prove a challenging feat.

Motor vehicle accidents: Collision in West Virginia injures 7

Being in a hurry while operating a motor vehicle could be a sure-fire way to create a hazardous scenario. Those who exhibit such negligence may increase the chances that motor vehicle accidents will take place, and similar incidents can endanger the safety and lives of all drivers and passengers nearby. As many as seven individuals suffered injuries in a recent crash that took place in West Virginia, two of whom are reportedly in serious condition.

Motor vehicle accidents: Crash kills 2, severely injures 1

When a driver loses control of a car and veers into the opposite lane, others nearby may have difficulty reacting in time to prevent a collision. Motor vehicle accidents of this nature can have catastrophic results, as similar incidents run the risk of causing severe or fatal injuries. A collision that took place under similar circumstances in West Virginia has claimed the lives of two individuals and left a third person with serious injuries.

Wrongful death: 1 dies in crash between motorcycle and truck

Motorcycles are significantly smaller than other vehicles and are thus more difficult to spot out on the road, especially at night. While these vehicles may come equipped with lights and indicators to increase visibility, if the driver of a motor vehicle fails to notice the presence of a motorcycle rider, the family of the victim could be forced to mourn an apparent wrongful death. A 38-year-old man reportedly suffered fatal injuries during a recent accident involving a motorcycle and truck in West Virginia.

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