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Contractor at fault for 2021 Fatal Randolph County Mine Accident

MSHA released its preliminary report on August 5, 2022 regarding a fatal mine accident that occurred in August of 2021.  Timothy Collins, a 53-year-old contract truck driver with over 10 years of experience, was fatally injured while conducting a pre-operational examination of a vehicle.  According to the investigation,  Mr. Collins was killed when a dump…

Worker Killed at Preston County Mine Reclamation Site | Robinette Legal Group PLLC

KINGWOOD, WV:– A contract worker helping in the installation of a water treatment system at the former Decondor Coal Mine site in Preston County died on the job Tuesday when a ditch at a mine reclamation site caved in on him. This 38-year-old man was employed by Breakaway Inc. out of Sutton, West Virginia in…

WV Coal Miner Death at Mepco 4 West Mine Operated by Dana Mining Co.

Despite strong MSHA regulations, coal mining continues to be one of the most dangerous occupations in the world. Every year, miners are injured or killed because the coal operators continue to circumvent or violate safety laws for the protection of the miners. Even with more exacting laws requiring miner safety, mining deaths continue because coal companies…

Miner Killed in Coal Mine Accident Near Morgantown WV

Posted On November 11, 2014 I Coal Mine Injury and Death,Firm News

West Virginia coal miners are among the hardest working professionals in America. Despite strong MSHA regulations, coal mining continues to be one of the most dangerous occupations in the world. MONONGALIA COUNTY, W.Va. – A49year old Maidsvillecoal miner suffered afatal injuryon Monday nightwhen he was operating a roofbolting machine and was struck by a rockat…

Is Rampant Drug use Causing Mine Safety Violations to Rise?

Posted On October 22, 2014 I Coal Mine Injury and Death,Firm News

Is drug use causing mine safety violations to rise? In the second year of the new drug testing program, WV state mine safety officials have pulled the certification of 555 coal miners for drug, substance, and alcohol abuse since January of last year, averaging more than one a day. The numbers may actually be higher…

Fatal Coal Truck Accident

Truck Roll-over Crash on I-79 A coal truck driver was killed early Monday morning, September 8th, 2014,in an accident on Interstate 79 in Harrison County. Thetruck wreckoccurred between the Lost Creek and Stonewood exits. The truck was owned by the Nuzum Trucking Company of Shinnston, WV. The truck was travelling south on I-79when it ran…

New Regulations Mandate Proximity Detectors for Continuous Mining Machines

Recent tragic mining fatalities in West Virginia have spurred the finalization of new regulations governing the use of proximity detection sensorsfor continuous mining machines. In the course of their workday, miners face potential of pinning, crushing, or striking hazards associated with working close to continuous mining machines. Proximity detection technology can help to prevent these…