This fall, an employee of Hampden Coal LLC dba Chafin Branch Coal Co. LLC, is suing the mine operator claiming proper measures were not taken to prevent the injuries they sustained.
The complaint was filed by James Dwight Chaney on October 12, 2016. It claims the mining operator of Chafin Branch Coal Co. violated safety regulations, which led to his injuries. According to the plaintiff, on June 23, 2015, while he was working at the Logan County mine, he was instructed to add anti-freeze to a front loader with no safety handrails. Due to this defect, he fell from the end loader and suffered severe and permanent injuries.
As a result of his injuries, the plaintiff lost wages, his earning capacity and was required to pay expensive medical and hospital bills to heal his injuries. The plaintiff holds the Chafin Branch Coal Co. LLC mining company responsible for his injuries, claiming they were negligent for allowing an unsafe working condition to persist. The manufacturer’s operating procedures for adding anti-freeze to the end loaders outlined a different procedure.
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