Many individuals make their living by working in the coal mining industry. In certain areas, this industry can provide a considerable number of job opportunities. However, this type of occupation can also present serious hazards, and coal mining accidents have a tendency to result in serious or fatal injuries to workers. As a result, the workers themselves or surviving family members can face many difficulties.
It was recently reported that a mining-related accident took place in West Virginia. Exact details on how the accident occurred were unclear. However, reports stated that the worker was attempting to access a manhole when he apparently fell into a mining crack. The man was reportedly a mobile equipment operator with the mining company for which he worked.
Though the exact cause of death was unknown at the time of the report, the man did suffer fatal injuries as a result of the incident. He was reported as being 28 years old. Additional information on the fatal event may be available at a later time, as it is undoubtedly still under investigation.
The loss of this individual will certainly have a considerable impact on his surviving family. They and other West Virginia residents similarly affected by coal mining accidents may need assistance in determining how to potentially obtain compensation for these devastating outcomes. Information on workers' compensation may be able to help them better understand how to apply for benefits, what to do about any issues that could come about and what type of benefits they could possibly receive.
Source: wsaz.com, "UPDATE: Name released after man dies at Boone County mine", Nov. 29, 2017