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Mining Deaths on the Rise, Says Mine Safety and Health Report

On Monday July 28, 2014, the U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration released its mid-year summary of fatal accidents in the mining industry. According to the report, mining deaths in the first half of 2014 have increased compared to the same period last year. Statistics from the Mine Safety and Health report...

Fatal Roof Collapse at Boone Cty Coal Mine, Two Workers Dead

Officials from the West Virginia Office of Miners' Health, Safety and Training (WVOMHS&T) have reported a fatal incident that occurred Monday night at a Boone County coal mine due to a roof collapse. The incident took place shortly before 9:00 pm last evening at Brody Mine #1 near Wharton, West Virginia. Two workers were killed....

West Virginia Leads Nation in Coal Mining Deaths - Again

The coal mining industry is rife with risks and potential hazards. For workers in this industry, there always exists the real risk of serious injury and, unfortunately, death. Families of workers who suffer injuries in the line of work are also forced to endure the burdens of these difficult experiences. In many cases, these injuries...

West Virginia Coal Mine Worker Involved in a Fatal Accident

Just this Monday night, a victim whose name is undisclosed, lost his life while working on a drilling rig at a West Virginia coal mine prep plant. According to the Mine Safety and Health Administration the worker was killed when the rig he was working on overturned and he was crushed beneath. The death occurred...

Remembering the Upper Big Branch Mine Disaster In Montcoal, WV

On April 5, 2010, the town of Montcoal, West Virginia experienced one of the worst mining disasters in mining history. The Upper Big Branch Mine disaster killed 29 out of 31 total miners and left the mining industry shaken. Later investigations found that Massey Energy along with the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) were...

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