Silicosis Risk for West Virginia Oil and Gas Drilling Workers

Posted On February 20, 2014 I Firm News, Gas Explosion, Toxic Exposure

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has released a study which outlines concerns for the safety and health of those employed by oil and gas drilling companies who may be at risk for silicosis. Silicosis is a form of respiratory (lung) disease that results from inhaling silica dust. The microscopic fibers build up…

Heavy Equipment Safety Tips for DIY Projects

Posted On February 14, 2014 I Firm News

Do you want to save money on your construction project? No problem – just pick up an excavator, dozer, trencher, or lift from your local power equipment rental company. Keep in mind, though, if you end up in the hospital or worse from a catastrophic injury, you will lose far more money than you would…

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Marion County, West Virginia

Posted On February 11, 2014 I Carbon Monoxide Poisoning, Firm News

Often called “the silent killer,” Carbon monoxide is an invisible and odorless gas that is produced when burning any fuel, such as gasoline, propane, natural gas, oil, wood, and charcoal. Carbon monoxide exposure causes poisoning and illness by decreasing the amount of oxygen present in a person’s body. Ten people have been hospitalized in the last three days…

Another Tragic Gas Well Explosion | West Virginia Gas and Oil Drilling Explosion Lawyer

Posted On February 11, 2014 I Firm News, Gas Explosion

When a spark hits natural gas, the effect is instantaneous.  The explosion is deafening, and the result to nearby workers is catastrophic.  A gas fire can be extremely difficult to put out as gas from the well continues to feed the fire, and in the meantime, any nearby workers are at risk of serious injuries such as hearing…

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