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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 9, 2021 Attorney Tips,auto accident tips,Workplace Safety in West Virginia

How to Avoid Auto Accidents in WV Construction Work Zones

Over 750 people die each year in auto accidents that occur within work zones, according to the National Safety Council. This scary statistic also represents a 29% increase in construction zone crashes over the last 11 years. Construction work zone areas in West Virginia present a serious risk to you, your loved ones, and construction…

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January 7, 2021 Workplace Safety in West Virginia,WV Work Accidents

Failure To Prioritize Worker Safety Leading Cause of Injury in West Virginia

About 14 people a day are killed while working in the United States, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). And serious workplace injuries occur daily, especially in states like West Virginia, where coal mining, natural gas, and logging are prevalent. However, almost every single workplace accident is avoidable. Most work-related injuries and…

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May 8, 2020 West Virginia law,Workplace Safety in West Virginia

WV Supreme Court Upholds Right-to-Work Law: Is That Good for Workers?

West Virginia Workplace Freedom Act CHARLESTON, WV — The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals just upheld West Virginia’s Workplace Freedom Act, which is a so-called right-to-work law.  With a 5-0 decision, with one justice dissenting in part, the court has allowed West Virginia to join 27 other states that have enacted similar so-called “right-to-work”…

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