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March 2013 Archives

West Virginia woman sues truck company for slow tractor-trailer

When we think of truck accidents, we usually think of a truck driver driving erratically, speeding or being distracted in some way that results in a crash. Rarely do we think of a truck causing an accident by driving too slow. That, however, exactly why a West Virginia woman is suing a trucking company for personal injury.

Fatal Cabell County crash may have been caused by drunk driving

Holidays are a time for fun and celebration, and few holidays encompass that better than St. Patrick's Day. As thousands of people in the Charleston area celebrated being Irish -- or just celebrated -- on Sunday, there's no doubt that alcohol was involved. While there's nothing wrong with drinking to celebrate, when someone decides to get behind the wheel of a car, disaster can strike.

West Virginia paramedics say they were unlawfully fired

Have you ever been fired and weren't given a good reason why? Did your employer try to take avoid paying your severance? Did you report inappropriate behavior to your human resources department and then get fired? Did your race or gender have something to do with your termination? If any of these situations applies to you, it's possible that you were the victim of wrongful termination. A recent example of possible wrongful termination in West Virginia allegedly occurred when two paramedics say their employer fabricated an investigation that led to their termination.

Charleston crash leaves 2 hospitalized

Car accidents happen frequently in the Charleston area. A driver takes a turn too quickly and runs off the road, or someone runs a red light causing a t-bone collision. These types of accidents seem almost commonplace to casual onlookers. As you flip to the next section of the newspaper, however, it can be easy to overlook the effects a crash has on those involved.

West Virginia police officer gets probation for harassment

Harassment in the workplace is something that should never be taken lightly. Sexual harassment is a serious problem that can put employees in an uncomfortable and threatening situation. Unfortunately, West Virginia is not immune to sexual harassment in the workplace.

Conflicting reports prompt another look at 2012 fatal accident

Last spring, a 57-year-old man was killed on the job at Alpha Natural Resources in Liberty. The man fell from a ladder while trying to remove a beam from the third floor of the plant. After the fatal accident, both state and federal authorities investigated. It resulted in several citations for a subsidiary of Alpha called Independence Coal co. The case was eventually closed.

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