One of the worst disasters that frequently occur in the coal mining industry is an explosion. Coal mining explosions typically result in many injuries and fatalities. Unfortunately, there have been many cases where the coal mining company fails to provide the injured workers or families of those who were killed with the compensation they deserve.
At Lord Hoosier, PLLC, we are ready to protect our clients’ rights and pursue the justice they deserve. With more than 20 years of experience, our Charleston WV mining accident lawyers have a thorough understanding of state and federal laws to help you navigate through the complexities of the legal system.
Coal dust is an extremely explosive mineral. Only a single spark in an insufficiently ventilated and rock dusted mine is all it takes to ignite an explosion.
When our Charleston WV mining accident attorneys review cases involving coal dust explosions, we frequently find that the ventilation plans designed to prevent these disasters were not followed properly by the coal mining company. In addition, we often find that rock dusting practices were ignored.
When coal is mined, methane gas is released into the mine. While a minor amount of methane gas in the air is not dangerous enough to cause an explosion, gas levels between five and 15 percent of the mine atmosphere can pose a serious risk.
It is mandatory for coal mining companies to equip with mine with methane monitors to read the amount of methane in the air and automatically shut down machines if dangerous levels are evidence. Unfortunately, most of our investigations result in tampering of the monitors or complete bypass altogether.
Our legal team can conduct a comprehensive investigation, gather evidence, and interview coal mining company executives and managers to develop an effective and personalized legal strategy to recover your entitled compensation. Let us take care of business while you make the best recovery possible from injury.
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