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Coal Mine Collapse Accidents in Charleston

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The leading cause of coal miner deaths in the United States is underground roof falls. Mine roof falls, as well as rib rolls, are typically catastrophic in nature, resulting in serious injuries and fatalities.

If you have suffered a serious injury or lost a loved one in a mine collapse accident, Berthold Law Firm, PLLC is ready to pursue the compensation and justice you deserve. With over four decades of experience, our Charleston coal mining accident lawyers possess extensive knowledge of state and federal mining laws to help you navigate through the intricacies of the legal system.

What Causes Unstable Roofs?

Coal mining companies are responsible for complying with West Virginia roof control plans. But in many cases, however, these companies fail to adhere to state laws in order to cut down on costs and profit. If there is any evidence that demonstrates that they fail to comply with the laws, they can be held liable for injuries and deaths caused by roof falls and rib rolls.

Several factors that result in an unstable roof include:

  • Lack of supplemental support, such as steel beams
  • Support pillar failure
  • Inadequate roof bolt length or pattern
  • Lack of wire mesh and pizza pan to prevent falling rocks and debris
  • Mining out of sequence
  • Mined entries that are too wide

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Our Charleston injury attorneys can investigate the accident and gather critical evidence necessary to develop an effective and personalized case strategy just for you. Let us fight for you and take the appropriate legal action against those responsible.

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