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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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October 14, 2013 Motor Vehicle Crashes,WV Trucking Accidents,WV Work Accidents

West Virginia Logging Truck Hits Passenger Train Killing Truck Driver and Injuring Dozens of Passengers

For more than 60 train passengers, it was meant to be scenic trip to see the colorful foliage in the remote mountains of West Virginia. For a log truck driver it was a familiar route. But something went wrong with fatal consequences. Investigators are now trying to work out why the logging truck crashed into…

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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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July 8, 2013 natural gas well accidents in WV,WV Gas Drilling Injuries,WV Work Accidents

Five Workers Injured in West Virginia Fracking Explosion at Antero Natural Gas Well Site

NEW MILTON, WV – A fire at an Antero Resource’s natural gas drilling site in Doddridge County, West Virginia is under investigation after 8 workers were injured at around 4 a.m. on July 7th near New Milton. BANCS Volunteer Fire Chief Randy Trent said after he got the call that Emergency Services needed assistance from the…

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