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January 2014 Archives

Fatal accident in mine leads to wrongful death claim

A recent fatal accident in a West Virginia mine has led to a wrongful death claim. The man worked for Consol Energy and was killed while fulfilling his job duties. The wrongful death claim was filed against the company and two other supervising employees. There is no indication of the specific amount of money that is sought from the company due to the fatal accident.

Worker dead after fatal accident in West Virginia mine

Most West Virginia readers are likely aware that an occupation such as mining comes with certain risks. However, employers and workers in the mining industry usually take every available precaution to prevent the occurrence of a serious or fatal accident. Despite this, mining accidents still seem to occur with alarming regularity. One such accident in Tucker County recently resulted in the death of a 20-year-old man.

West Virginia car accident results in 1 man's DUI arrest

Drunk driving accidents are all too common throughout the United States. West Virginia is no exception to this saddening reality. Many different things can impair one's driving ability and endanger the one being impaired and those who are around them. Though a car accident can be caused by a variety of things, distracted driving, something that could be avoided, is one of the major causes of collisions.

Bad Water and Bad Choices - Don't Hire a Lawyer Until You Read This

Freedom Industries and West Virginia American Water Company are in the news for all the wrong reasons after an unknown amount of 4-methylcyclohexane methanol (MCHM) leaked from Freedom's Kanawha County facility on January 9, 2014.  Literally hundreds of thousands of residents and businesses remain without water to drink, shower, cook or use for anything other than their toilets.  The situation is improving but could last for several more days. 

Ski helmets may not be helping prevent serious brain injury

Skiing is a great way to get out and enjoy the winter season. Instead of sitting inside and sipping hot chocolate, some people prefer to bundle up and brave the cold ski slopes for an adrenaline rush. Those that hit the slopes regularly in the winter may have noticed a booming trend in recent years: ski helmets.

Former water plant supervisor alleges wrongful termination

A plaintiff who was once the only woman at the St. Albans water treatment plant is suing the St. Albans Municipal Utility Commission for wrongful termination. The woman, who had been the chief operator at the plant, has named two individuals in her suit as well. She is asking for her job back as well as punitive and compensatory damages.

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