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Mining company sued over fatal accident

A West Virginia woman has filed a lawsuit against a mining company after her husband died while working on a job site. The fatal accident occurred while the man was employed by Patriot Coal Services, working as an electrical processes specialist. The mining company, along with other defendants, are named in the wrongful death claim.

The wife of the deceased worker claims that her husband's employers made several changes to filter presses that ultimately affected the way that the presses operated. The presses malfunctioned, and a worker was called in to repair the broken machinery. As the worker was examining the equipment, it malfunctioned again, causing fatal injuries.

The lawsuit states that the defendants were negligent, ultimately leading to the death of the worker.If the plaintiff can validate the claims of negligence, the mining company and other defendants may be financially liable for the physical and emotional suffering of the wife. She is seeking both punitive and compensatory damages after the death of her husband.

If negligence caused the death or injury of a person, the victim and/or remaining family have the right to explore the possibility of a civil claim against the responsible party. It may seem difficult to validate claims of negligence, but a knowledgeable personal injury attorney may be able to help build a strong case for the victim. Documentation, such as medical bills, can be used as evidence in an injury or wrongful death claim. After a fatal accident, a West Virginia family will find it beneficial to seek a case evaluation.

Source: wvrecord.com, " Woman sues mining companies for husband's death ", Kyla Asbury, March 27, 2015

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