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  • Coal Mining Injuries and Death in West Virginia
    Coal Mining Injuries and Death in West Virginia

    Just recently, two accidents have occurred in West Virginia coal mines. While the industry continues to shrink due to over-regulation by our executive branch, the risks to our miners continue. When an ...

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  • NPR and ProPublica Confirm Reveals Significant Injustices to Victims of Workplace Injuries
    NPR and ProPublica Confirm Reveals Significant Injustices to Victims of Workplace Injuries

    According to a recent NPR and ProPublica investigation, state reforms to workers’ compensation laws have systematically demolished the system. In many states, including West Virginia, the victims of ...

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  • Coal Mining Injuries and Deaths in WV
    Coal Mining Injuries and Deaths in WV

    Mining has always been a fundamental part of West Virginia’s economy. In fact, 43 of our 55 counties have mineable coal. Coal companies pay nearly $2 Billion in annual payroll in West Virginia alone. ...

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  • New Osha Rules for Companies to Report Injuries and Fatalities on the Jobsite
    New Osha Rules for Companies to Report Injuries and Fatalities on the Jobsite

    New rules are in place to require employers to report injuries and deaths to OSHA. As reported in the Insurance Journal ( http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2014/12/31/351332.htm ), these ...

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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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