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Category Archives: Industrial Accidents

Calwell Commemorates Workers in “Anonymous Monuments.”

© 2016 W. Stuart Calwell, Jr. All Rights Reserved.

Mr. Calwell has always been a champion for organized labor and recently wrote about the often forgotten army of workers who build our bridges, roads, buildings, railroads, airports, offices and homes, the entirety of our infrastructure.  It is titled “Anonymous Monuments” and, as Mr. Calwell knows and describes, the hands of the skilled workers in our country are to be valued and respected.  You can read and/or listen to Mr. Calwell recite this powerful essay by clicking on this link: Anonymous Monuments

What Are My Options If I Have Been Injured In A Coal Mining Accident?

West Virginia is one of the leading coal producing states in the United States. Recent statistics show that in the year 2011, the last year for which data is available, West Virginia ranked second in coal production behind only Wyoming. Complete state-by-state production totals can be found here. While production is good, safety is not…. Read More »

What Can I Do If I Was Injured In A Workzone Accident?

Road construction ahead. Be prepared to reduce speed. You have seen the signs and perhaps dread the orange barrels. Yet we love well-maintained highways that make it easy to travel to our various destinations throughout the state. Although inconvenient, the West Virginia Division of Highways must employ workers to repair roads during the daytime out… Read More »

The Real Threat of Dangerous Machinery

Every year, more than 1 million U.S. workers suffer an injury that causes them to miss work. Many of these incidents occur in manufacturing plants and similar workplaces, because industrial jobs often involve dangerous machinery that can cause a wide range of serious injuries. In many cases, the industrial machinery is made even more dangerous… Read More »

Industrial Workplace Accidents in West Virginia

West Virginia’s economy is driven by industrial workers. Unfortunately, many industrial employers do not provide proper health and safety standards. This can result in serious workplace accidents and injuries. In fact, West Virginia’s mining, oil and gas extraction and quarrying sector has the largest number of fatalities compared to other job sectors in the state…. Read More »

Workplace Fatalities: Even One is Too Many

It is no secret that West Virginia is a dangerous place to work. While the dangers of coal mining are well-known, transportation and construction are also very dangerous. A recent report confirms just how dangerous working in West Virginia can be. The report by the U.S. Department of Labor indicates that there were 43 workplace… Read More »

Supreme Court Affirms Monsanto Pollution Settlement in Nitro

Calwell Luce diTrapano PLLC helped represent class plaintiffs against the Monsanto plant for pollution in the Nitro community with dioxin. The Charleston Gazette has more information: https://www.wvgazette.com/News/201311220094