Coal Mining Accidents

Do you think you have a claim involving an injury sustained in a coal mine or resulting from mining operations? Do you think your injury was a result of someone else’s negligence? If so, our coal mining accident lawyers in Charleston are ready to help you pursue your full amount of financial damages.

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Causes of Mining Accidents

Many hard-working miners die each year during the process of mining minerals, and most of them die during the process of coal and hard rock mining.

Common causes of mining accidents often include:

  • Poisonous gas leaks such as hydrogen sulfide

  • Explosive natural gasses (e.g. firedamp or methane)

  • Dust explosions

  • Mine collapse

  • Mining-induced seismicity

  • Flooding

  • Mechanical errors from malfunctioning mining equipment

  • Improper use of explosives underground, leading to methane and coal-dust explosions

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The Severity of Coal Mining Accidents


In April of 2010, the Upper Big Branch Mine disaster at Massey Energy’s Upper Big Branch coal took the lives of 29 miners, and in May of 2014, two miners were killed at the Brody Mine #1 in Boone County. The accident occurred less than a year after the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) designated the mine as a pattern violator for repeatedly breaking federal health and safety regulations in 2013.

If you were injured in a mining accident, or if you lost a loved one, we urge you to contact our office to discuss filing a claim for compensation. Our West Virginia coal mining accident attorneys have some of the most sought-after accolades in the field of personal injury law and we welcome the opportunity to fight for you.