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December 11, 2012 WV Work Accidents

WORKPLACE SAFETY CHECKLIST

Below is a workplace safety checklist developed by Stanford University.  A high percentage of jobs in West Virginia involve the mining, manufacturing and construction industries. Unfortunately, work injuries are common in these industries.  Going over this checklist before starting the days work will help prevent unnecessary injuries.  YES     NO ____    ____   1. Is the area…

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November 27, 2012 automobile safety,WV Work Accidents

Did you know that more than 40,000 people are injured in work zones each year?

After two West Virginia Division of Highway workers were hit and injured in construction zones, Transportation Secretary, Paul Maddox, has issued a public statement regarding driving in work zones.  Mattox has issued an advisory to all motorists to slow down and stay alert in work zones.  This advisory is common sense.  However, the statistics below…

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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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