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October 7, 2013 Coal Mining Accidents,WV Work Accidents

Union Warns the Government Shutdown is Jeopardizing the Safety of WV Coal Miners

The dangers of West Virginia’s mining industry are well documented. In recent years miners have paid the price of safety lapses by mining companies with their lives. Now United Mine Workers officials have raised a concern that the present government shutdown could impact the safety and health of the nation’s coal miners, and make working…

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September 3, 2012 Coal Mining Accidents,WV Work Accidents

Miner dies in West Virginia coal mine and family sues Consol for his death

CHARLESTON, WV – A Consol Energy ditch-digging machine lurched forward and ripped off Charles McIntire’s leg as it lurched forward out of control.  Mr. McIntire of Shadyside, Ohio, died on Oct. 17, 2011, as a result of the incident.  He was 62 years old. Mr. McIntire’s daughter filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Pennsylvania based…

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July 29, 2012 Coal Mining Accidents,WV Work Accidents

West Virginia coal miner 12th to be killed in mine accident this year

CHARLESTON, WV — Johnny Mack Bryant II, 35, of Lenore, West Virginia, was crushed to death when a continuous mining machine pinned him against a mine wall.  The incident occurred at about 4:15 a.m. on Friday at Coal River Mining LLC’s Fork Creek No. 10 Mine, near the intersection of the Boone, Kanawha and Lincoln…

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