A West Virginia woman has recently filed a wrongful death claim against the mine where her husband worked, claiming that the coal company is responsible for her husband's fatal accident. According to the claim, dangerous equipment led to the fatal accident in the mine. The suits alleges that certain machinery was modified, presumably making it dangerous for workers.
The man died as he was working the night shift at Pocahontas Mine. The victim and another worker were doing maintenance work, with the man who subsequently died walking along on foot. As the other worker was maneuvering the scoop, it fell and pinned his work partner in between two machines. The man later died at the hospital.