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January 2016 Archives

First Week of the New Year Sees Two Mining Incidents

Two serious mining incidents have occurred in the first week of the New Year. The first mining fatality of the year was recorded on Monday when a miner was found dead at the Lower War Eagle Mine near Cyclone, West Virginia, in Wyoming County. The fatality occurred when the miner came into contact with a belt roller in the mine according to various reports. The federal Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) along with the West Virginia Office of Miners' Health, Safety, and Training are investigating into the cause of the incident.

New Year Resolution- Always Wear Your Seat Belt!

With 2015 behind us, we are quickly moving forward into 2016 with all it has in store for us. Regardless of where you go and what you do, there are always risks and dangers. However, resolving to always wear your safety belt, and to make sure you're the people around you are wearing theirs, is a New Year resolution that will hopefully make your 2016 a safer one.

Dangers of IVC Filters Highlighted in National News

Recent reports from NBC news highlight the dangers of interior vena cava (IVC) filters. At least 27 deaths and hundreds of problems have been associated with ivc filters over the last ten years according to an NBC investigation.

Snowy Road Conditions a Reminder to Use Care When Driving

Most of us in North Central West Virginia woke up to our first snow fall of the winter season. Although the snow was a dusting and did not accumulate much, it still caused traffic delays and accidents. Local news outlets reported that icy conditions caused at least four accidents on Interstate 79 between Clarksburg and the Lewis County Line. One accident caused three people to be taken to the hospital, while another caused a water truck to roll over.


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