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11 Injured at Marshall County Plant

On Tuesday, December 15, 2015, 11 people were injured at a Marshall County chemical plant. According to the chemical plant's owner, Axiall, Tuesday's incident occurred around 7 in the morning in the facility's power plant and involved steam from its coal fired boiler.

Harrison County Cell Phone Tower Collapses

On Saturday, February 1, 2014, three workers were killed and two others seriously injured when a cell phone tower collapsed in Harrison County, West Virginia. The incident occurred on Murphy's Run Road in the Summit Park area of Clarksburg, West Virginia.

Slips, Trips, and Falls

Most industry accidents are made up from slips, trips, and falls. They make up nearly 15% of all accidental deaths per year with roughly 12,000 per year. Slips, trips, and falls are the second leading cause of accidental death behind motor vehicle accidents. Slips, trips, and falls are the most commonly reported injuries in the workplace. Most can be prevented from happening.

Workplace injuries in West Virginia

While many employers in West Virginia follow the rules to keep you safe, some employers cut corners to put profits over people.  When employers violate safety regulations people end up injured.  In West Virginia, after an individual has suffered a workplace injury, the individual has several options.  First, the individual can use the workers' compensation system when they have been hurt on the job. 

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