Driver killed when coal truck overturns at Massey site

Posted on Tuesday, December 7th, 2010 at 4:11 pm    

A coal hauling truck overturned at the Massey Energy Co.  mine site in West Virginia killing the worker that was driving. According to officials, the truck overturned at 5:30 p.m. in Scarbro. Federal mine investigators are looking into an accident and believe that the cause is icy roads and faulty brakes in the truck. The […]

Workplace deaths down in West Virginia

Posted on Tuesday, November 16th, 2010 at 2:18 pm    

Work place-related deaths are down in West Virginia for the first time since 2002. According to preliminary figures, 41 people were killed in work-related accidents in 2009. This number is the lowest since 2002, which had 40 work-related deaths. The number one cause for deaths was highway accidents followed by being hit by falling objects […]

Oil and gas industry may sue OSHA over new rule

Posted on Tuesday, September 28th, 2010 at 2:09 pm    

The oil and gas industry is upset by the new requirement set in place by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration that states that all oil and gas industry workers must wear flame resistant clothing on well drilling rigs. A large industry group, the Association of Energy Service Companies is looking into its options to […]

OSHA proposes new legislation for workplace safety

Posted on Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010 at 1:00 pm    

A proposed bill that OSHA is trying to pass states that human resource executives could be held responsible and be criminally liable for workplace safety violations. The bill is expected to be voted on soon and will have the most change on the Occupational Safety and Health Act throughout its 40-year history. Officials with OSHA […]

Workplace disasters spotlight unsafe work conditions

Posted on Wednesday, July 7th, 2010 at 10:56 am    

Workplace tragedies such as the BP oil spill and the West Virginia coal mine explosion have shed light on unsafe working conditions in certain workplace industries. In the U.S. in 2008, 5,214 workers were killed due to hazards in the workplace, according to the Bureau of Labor statistics. Industries such as construction and public safety […]

Miners safety hotline launched in West Virginia

Posted on Tuesday, May 25th, 2010 at 8:12 am    

The governor of West Virginia has ordered the creation of a Mine and Industrial Accident Safety Hotline that will be handled by the Emergency Management call center and the West Virginia Division of Homeland Security. The hotline/tipline was created to encourage workers to report safety issues and problems and give the worker an option to […]