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Coal mining is an extremely important industry throughout the United States. Every day, millions of Americans are welcomed home by the warm glow of lights in their windows and the peaceful knowledge that their families will be warm and safe for the night. This is all thanks to the electricity being generated from coal that has been mined throughout the country including from areas within and surrounding New Mexico. Coal companies are required by law to provide their employees with a safe work environment. However, when corporations choose profit over safety, employees get hurt or killed due to the corporation’s negligence.
Too often, corporations put pressure on workers to move quickly and cut corners, creating unsafe environments.
When dealing with large machinery it is crucial for coal companies to remain vigilant and up to date on all safety regulations because equipment alone can pose a threat. Heavy equipment like drilling rigs, haul trucks, scoops, shuttle cars, in-plant railroads and trains, continuous mining, draglines, conveyors, percussion drills can all malfunction if not maintained properly.
Causes of injuries that can happen at a mine include:
- Machinery malfunction
- Inadequate training of employees
- Improper maintenance of high walls
- Mine collapse
- Oxygen deprivation
- Exposure to harmful dust, gas, and other chemicals
- Motor vehicle accidents during transport
Because of these daily dangers and sacrifices, no miner or their family should ever face the prospect of paying for medical expenses incurred by an on-the-job injury. If you or a loved one has been in a mining incident, been overexposed to dangerous chemicals, or suffered an injury related to a mining incident you need to contact a personal injury lawyer that can help you defend your rights.