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Recent Posts in Mining Explosion Category

  • 18 Mining Fatalities in First Half of 2015

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 30-Jul-2015

    The United States Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) released a mid-year report last week that detailed the number of miners who have been killed in mining accidents throughout the first six months of 2015. While the first half 2015's fatalities were slightly lower than 2014's over the same time period, the report still showed 18 deaths in mining ...
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  • Mining Fatalities Continue to Rise

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 3-Mar-2015

    The statistics released by the Department of Labor show a disturbing trend in mining fatalities. Looking back over the past four years of data, 2013 saw an increase in the number of fatalities from the previous two years. While one would hope that 2013 was simply an aberration, the new figures released for 2014 show that mining fatalities remained relatively constant at the higher 2013 rate. The ...
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  • Causes of Mining and Cave-in Accidents

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 30-Jul-2014

    Dangers of Coal Mining Working in coal mining has been one of the most dangerous professions in our nation's history. Although advancements in technology and safety regulations have helped, mine fires, explosions, and cave collapses still occur and cause serious injuries and loss of life. In the past decade, 450 people have died in mining accidents, many of them in the coal mining and other ...
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  • Alabama Industrial Accident History

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 25-Mar-2014

    Some of the most dangerous professions are in industrial workplaces. From manufacturing to mining, millions of work-related accidents occur every year, with OSHA estimating 12 deaths each day in the industrial world. Alabama has a long history of industrial accidents. Throughout the history of the state, residents have dealt with many types of industrial accidents. More than a century ago, some of ...
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  • Miners' Widows Still Owed Settlements

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin LLP || 22-Aug-2013

    In April 2010, a massive explosion at the Upper Big Branch mine killed 29 people and now, the surviving relatives of three of those men say that Alpha Natural Resources hasn't paid them the $1.5 million they were each promised under a settlement with the federal government. The relatives have filed lawsuits against Alpha, also claiming that at least eight other families are still awaiting ...
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