Assertive Injury Representation Throughout West Virginia
Farmer, Cline & Campbell, PLLC
Dedicated Service. Passionate Representation. A History Of Success.
Click Here TO Call Now Free Consults 866-587-0167 Injury Throughout West Virginia
Main Menu

West Virginia man killed in coal mining accident

Many West Virginia miners have to deal with hazardous situations on a daily basis. The Office of Miners' Health, Safety and Training reported that one man died in a coal mining accident that occurred in Barbour County on Feb. 6. The accident took place at around 4 a.m. at the Sentinel mine operated by Wolf Run Mining LLC.

The worker, one of the mine's electricians, was hit by a coal rib roll as he worked underground on a continuous mining machine; he was killed by the impact. The coal mine, which is owned by a larger corporation based in St. Louis, focuses on the production of high-volume metallurgical coal.

Politicians in the state issued statements responding to the miner's death. Gov. Jim Justice sent prayers to the victim's family, friends and co-workers, calling the death "heartbreaking." U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin expressed his gratitude for the "unthinkable sacrifices" made by coal miners and their families on an ongoing basis for West Virginia, a state whose economy is so deeply connected to the mining industry.

Mining accidents can result in falls, collapses or impacts with fast-moving amounts of coal and metal being transported underground. Miners work in limited spaces in underground areas where the proper operation of ventilation systems is necessary to sustain life. Due to the inherently dangerous nature of many aspects of mining, workers are often at risk of serious injuries or even death.

However, in many cases, mining injuries occur due to the negligence of a company or operator. A personal injury lawyer can help injured workers pursue claims for medical bills, lost wages and other damages incurred as a result.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Tell Us About Your Legal Issue

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Three Convenient Office Locations

Charleston Office
746 Myrtle Road
Charleston, WV 25314

Toll Free: 866-587-0167
Toll Free: 866-587-0167
Phone: 304-881-0637
Phone: 304-881-0637
Charleston Law Office Map

Beckley Office
101 North Kanawha Street, Suite 101
Beckley, WV 25801

Toll Free: 866-587-0167
Toll Free: 866-587-0167
Phone: 304-881-0637
Phone: 304-881-0637
Beckley Law Office Map

Morgantown Office
453 Suncrest Towne Centre Drive, Suite 300
Morgantown, WV 26505

Toll Free: 866-587-0167
Toll Free: 866-587-0167
Phone: 304-881-0637
Phone: 304-881-0637
Morgantown Law Office Map

Connect With Our Attorneys

Distinguished ™ AV ® LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability 2015 Litigator Awards | Ranked Top 1% of Lawyers Super Lawyers Chambers and Partners Bar Register Preeminent Lawyers| 2017 Martindale-Hubbell The Best Lawyers in America American Association for Justice Million Dollar  Advocates Forum

Privacy Policy | Business Development Solutions by FindLaw, part of Thomson Reuters.