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August 5, 2022 Coal Mining Accidents,Workplace Safety in West Virginia,WV Trucking Accidents,WV Work Accidents

Fatal WV Mining Accident Trucking Contractor’s Fault Says MSHA

On August 11, 2021, Timothy “Timbo” Collins was killed at Carter Roag Coal Company’s Star Bridge Preparation Plant when a haul truck crushed him during an inspection of his truck. Mr. Collins was a 53-year-old man from Mill Creek, WV, with 10 years of truck driving experience. He left behind a wife and two children. …

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February 2, 2021 Coal Mining Accidents

Is MSHA Doing Enough to Protect WV Coal Miners During COVID?

MSHA, the Mine Safety and Health Administration, recently released a statement that twenty-nine miners died on the job in 2020. The fatality report represents a 7.4% increase from 2019, but coal miners represented five of the deaths, which is less than previous years. Out of the five coal miner deaths, two occurred in West Virginia. …

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March 11, 2015 Coal Mining Accidents

UPDATE: Coal Miner Injured in Fatal Marshall County, WV Mine Collapse Released From Hospital

Good news — According to the office of Miner’s, Safety & Training, one of the two coal miners injured in a fatal incident that occurred Sunday evening, March 8, 2015, at the McElroy Mine in Marshall County was released from the hospital. The other miner remains hospitalized. Unfortunately, the other of the three miners involved was…

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June 8, 2014 Coal Mining Accidents,WV Work Accidents

Coal Miner seriously injured in Raleigh County

Miner Hurt After Accident At Raleigh County Coal Mine A miner was seriously injured Saturday afternoon after an accident at Alpha Natural Resources coal mine in Raleigh County. “A miner was hit by a rock in the hip,” T.D. Lively, a spokesman for the state Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. The incident happened…

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