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Oil Extraction in West Virginia: Benefits and Risks of Hydraulic Fracturing

Posted On April 17, 2014 I Firm News,Truck Accidents,Workplace Injuries

Oil Drilling in West Virginia:  A Call for Safety First to Prevent Workplace Injuries Since the 1700’s the Appalachian Basin has been a known source of crude oil trapped deep in layers of black shale. Energy prospectors are seeing new potential for oil drilling in the Appalachian Basin, particularly in Eastern Kentucky and Southern West Virginia. New developments…

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 sensors for 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…

West Virginia Man Accused of Falsifying Coal Mine’s Safety Records

Posted On April 11, 2014 I Firm News,Workplace Injuries

Coal mining is one of the hardest and most dangerous occupations in West Virginia. Unfortunately, this work is often far more hazardous than necessary. Every year, miners suffer serious injuries due to the decisions of coal operators to violate safety regulations. The employers in this industry are obligated by law to meet certain standards in…

Communications and Cell Phone Tower Injuries and Fatalities

Posted On March 14, 2014 I Firm News,Workplace Injuries,Wrongful Death

West Virginia Cell Phone Tower Fatalities The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a specific warning to the communications tower industry on its safety practices. The industry has had four fatalities so far this year and 13 deaths in 2013 at communication tower work sites. noted in a February 10th letter to some…