January 31, 2017 • Personal Injury
The CDC defines a mining disaster as any accident in a mine with five or more fatalities. If this definition is taken, the last mining disaster in the US occurred in 2010 in West Virginia at the Upper Big Branch Mine – South. CDC statistics show that this coal mine disaster had 29 fatalities and it occurred due to dust or gas explosion.
While labor laws and mine safety and health norms have evolved to make mining activities safer, it is possible to get injured if you work in a mine.
Hence, it is important you understand how Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) classifies mine accidents. This will allow you to pinpoint the circumstances that resulted in the accident.
Mine Accident Classification
Some of the categories of mine-related accidents are as follows:
If you or a loved one has been involved in a mine accident, it may be possible to get compensation for the injury, emotional distress and loss of wages. However, it is critical you consult an experience NY attorney to find out your entitlements. Be sure to consult a personal injury NY attorney who has experience in dealing with similar cases. Also, the attorney should have a proven track record of winning such cases or at least getting an adequate settlement in favor of the plaintiff.
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