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Governor Tomblin Calls for Research Aimed at Reducing Pipeline Construction Deaths in WV

Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking) and the transmission of compressed natural gasis the inevitable wave of the future of West Virginia. We cannot afford to ignore a technology that has such enormous potential benefits, however, we must proceed with caution to avoid causing unintended harm tohuman health and the environment in the drilling and fracking process, pipeline…

Uninsured Driver Causes Fatal Accident, Faces Jail Time

What is the penalty for driving without insurance in WV? A West Virginia woman faces up to a year in jail for knowingly driving an uninsured vehicle in a crash that killed a 5-year-old Maryland girl. The uninsured driver rear-ended the vehicle in which the little girl was riding with her great-grandmother, causing the collision…

Are Morgantown Hospitals Prepared for Admission of Ebola Patients?

Posted On October 21, 2014 I Firm News,Medical malpractice,Wrongful Death

Update, November 7, 2014: A WVU Healthcare Ebola Task Force is now prepared for any potential encounters with the Ebola virus. Personnel from emergency medicine, infectious diseases, nursing, and several other areas of the hospital have undergone training and the hospital spent half a million dollars converting a section of its emergency department into a…

Fatal Two Vehicle Accident on Route 250 Sends Four Marion County Ambulance Rescue Squad Employees to Local Hospitals

Fatal Ambulance Crash in Marion County Ambulance and Emergency Rescue squad medical personnel are some of the hardest working individuals in West Virginia, witnessing scenarios no one wants to see andhelping injured peoplein Monongalia and Marion Counties in the aftermath of horrific situations and collisions. These situations require immediate skilled medical assistance; at times rescue…

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…

Fatal Car Accident on Fairmont Road near Morgantown, WV

A tragic beginning to a new school year: Two cars and five people were involved in a fatalhead-on collisionon Fairmont Road (highway US 19)in Monongalia Countynear the intersection with Sugar Grove Road at about 1:15 a.m. on Sunday, August 17, 2014. Highway 19 is a narrow, curvy, undivided highway with very limited shoulder room. At…

Tragic Head-on Collision in Terra Alta, WV

Posted On August 15, 2014 I Car Accidents,Firm News,Wrongful Death

An Aurora woman was killed in ahead-on collisionon Veterans Memorial Highway in Terra Alta on Thursday, August 14, 2014. State Police say the thirty-fouryear old woman was driving west on Route 7 in a curve east of Delano’s Furniture and west of Hopemont Hospital at about 2:30 p.m. Her vehicle was struck head-on by a…

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…

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…

Landlord’s Responsibility: Could the Minneapolis Apartment Explosion Have Been Prevented?

Natural gas can be a relatively inexpensive and efficient heating fuel, but the dangers of explosion, fire, and carbon monoxide poisoning which can result in permanent injury or death aresafety hazardswhich must be, and can be, prevented by homeowners and landlords. Gas Explosion Suspected as Cause of Minneapolis Apartment Fire Recently in Minneapolis, MN fourteen…