Operator Errors and Safety Violations
In some cases, our investigation reveals that safety violations on the part of the mining company or another party caused a mining equipment-related accident. In the closed and confined space of a coal mine, the combination of large machines and miners can be a deadly mix. Equipment operators must be constantly vigilant. Likewise, the coal company must put into place proper haulage routes and safety devices to protect miners from being injured or killed by mining equipment. Sadly, we have handled all too many cases involving miners injured or killed when run over or crushed by mining equipment.
Defective and Improperly Maintained Machinery
We frequently discover that the condition of the equipment itself caused the accident, not the operator. This could be because the equipment was not properly maintained considering the wear and tear it encounters on a daily basis. Equipment may also be hazardous if it is defective in its design. In these cases, we will take action against the manufacturer to seek compensation.
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