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April 16, 2014 Coal Mining Accidents,WV Work Accidents

Don Blankenship’s Documentary About Upper Big Branch Mining Disaster Infuriates US Senator and Community

This year, April 5, 2014, marked the fourth anniversary of the explosion at Massey Energy’s Upper Big Branch coal mine in Montcoal, West Virginia that killed 29 coal miners. It was the deadliest coal mine disaster in the United States since 1970.  Every year, friends, family, and West Virginia communities gather to honor, remember, and celebrate the 29…

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December 6, 2013 Coal Mining Accidents,WV Work Accidents

West Virginia Honors Coal Miners and National Coal Miner’s Appreciation Day with Event in Fairmont

December 6th, is National Coal Miner’s Day.  This is the day we officially take the time to recognize the valuable contribution coal miners have made and continue to make to our state and country.  December 6th was chosen by the US Senate, thanks to Senator Byrd and others, because it marks the date of the nation’s deadliest…

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December 2, 2013 Coal Mining Accidents,WV Work Accidents

Experienced West Virginia CONSOL Energy Coal Miner and Three Others Die During the Government Shutdown

As the slogan goes, coal mining “helps keep the lights on” across the nation and is important to West Virginia’s economy.  For hardworking coal miners, however, mining can also be deadly.  For example, During the recent government shut down, a veteran miner who had worked underground for over four decades was killed in West Virginia.…

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November 9, 2013 Coal Mining Accidents,WV Trucking Accidents

Two West Virginia Coal Truck Accidents in less than a Week

Coal trucks are a familiar sight on the roads of West Virginia, which is good for the economy when coal truck drivers and companies are obeying the rules of the road. However, when they don’t, they are often the cause of serious accidents and injuries in and around the state’s mining areas. In the span…

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