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West Virginia has a booming coal mining industry. Since the mid-1800s, West Virginians have dug mines to excavate coal as a resource. Today, coal mining is still one of the most important jobs in the state’s economy. Thousands of people work in West Virginia’s coal industry, with almost 11,000 working directly in underground mines. Unfortunately,… read more
There are many causes of burn injuries, including fires, explosions in coal mines and industrial workplaces, electrical accidents and motor vehicle accidents. Whatever the cause, serious burn injuries cause much suffering, including physical pain and psychological trauma. At the Manchin Injury Law Group in Fairmont, we are committed to helping seriously injured people obtain medical… read more
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… read more