Black Gold or Black Hearts in WV Coal Mines?
On behalf of West Virginia’s Personal Injury Lawyer, Charleston, WV – American Coal corporations are jeopardizing health and safety for dollars and connections. After the tragic April 5, 2010 mine explosions, light has been shed on the Mine Safety Health Administration (MSHA) and their political connections and industry ties – making laws and regulations less effective.
More than half a dozen safety proposals were overturned and there were also major cutbacks in agency budgets as well as the number of inspections, reducing enforcement. Corrupt behavior by company heads, like past CEO of Massey Energy Don Blankenship, are pushing violations aside and allowing these mines to continue operating under West Virginia workplace injury lawyers. Recently the mine was given the go ahead to conduct their own investigation to find what caused the Upper Big Branch Explosion. Is this not a little suspicious? Should there not be some kind of federal regulation against this? It will all be swept under a rug somewhere and victim’s families will be left with lies.
Governor Manchin is known to have a close knit relationship with coal companies. He has received generous donations from these companies in the past. Sources like the New York Times have blasted Congress recently for stalling in passing legislation to help the families of the mine disaster. How do leaders let 29 people die in one accident, 54 over the course of ten years, because the “high rollers” would rather pay fines than shovel out double to fix the problems. Is money more important than human lives? If you or a loved one has been injured in a West Virginia mining accident or have suffered an injury at work, I suggest that you contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. Evidence is often lost or destroyed immediately following mining accidents as the arrest of one Massey supervisor has recently shown.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a mining accident or other accident, call our West Virginia mining accident for a free evaluation of your personal injury case. West Law Offices is located in Charleston, West Virginia, and we proudly serve Beckley, Logan, and all of West Virginia. If you can’t come to us, West Virginia’s mining accident lawyer will come to you. Contact West Law Firm for a free consultation with a West Virginia personal injury lawyer for a free evaluation of your personal injury case toll free at 1-877-943-WEST(9378).