Blog Posts in May, 2013

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  • Three Mining Deaths in One Week
    Three Mining Deaths in One Week

    Despite all of the improvements in coal miner safety in recent years, coal mine workplace accidents continue to occur. Sadly, as the article points out, this was the third mining death in one week. ...

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  • West Virginia Ranked the 8th Most Dangerous State to Drive a Car
    West Virginia Ranked the 8th Most Dangerous State to Drive a Car

    West Virginia was recently ranked the 8 th most dangerous state to drive a car. The criterion were average automobile deaths per 100,000 people. The Mountain State averaged 359 car accident fatalities ...

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  • Mandatory Minimums on Auto Insurance Coverage Coming
    Mandatory Minimums on Auto Insurance Coverage Coming

    The West Virginia General Legislature is currently considering raising the mandatory minimum amounts of auto insurance coverage. The current mandatory minimum requires only $40,000 per accident and ...

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  • Grades for Pennsylvania Nursing Homes
    Grades for Pennsylvania Nursing Homes

    In the 2010 census, West Virginia and Pennsylvania had the second and fourth highest percentages of residents 65 and over. Are our nursing homes doing enough to care for our aging population? This ...

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  • Discussion of Oil and Gas Well Explosion
    Discussion of Oil and Gas Well Explosion

    The Marcellus and Utica Shale plays have been a boon to the local economy. If not carefully conducted, oil and gas drilling activities can exact a devastating toll on workers and the environment. This ...

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