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Movie highlights tragic West Virginia mining accident


Residents in West Virginia not only rely on the mining industry generally but also many residents work in it every day. Miners are aware of the risks, which is why employees and employers focus on mine safety. Despite these measures, mining accident still occur, causing some miners to suffer serious injuries and even lose their lives. The state of West Virginia has a history of fatal mining incidents, causing many to be concerned with the future of the industry.

A movie entitled "Little Accidents" was recently praised by some well-regarded film critics. The movie is about true events. It showcases the trials and tribulations experienced by residents of southern West Virginia due to a mining accident that killed 10 miners.

The movie details the incident and the investigation of the mine accident. Moreover, it depicts the trials that took place involving the coal company as well as its management team. The movie also highlights the lies and secrets of the mining accident as well as the collective grief the incident caused.

While this movie is about a major fatal mine accident that previously occurred, it serves as a reminder for current incidents taking place in the Mountain State. When a miner is seriously injured or killed in a mine accident, workers and their loved ones have rights and options. In these matters, the benefit of workers' compensation is often sought. This could help cover expenses such as medical bills, funeral costs, lost wages and other related damages and losses.

A fatal mine incident can be very tragic but also serves as a reminder that it is a dangerous occupation. Those involved or affected by a mine incident should seek to understand the cause and whether they have any rights or remedies in the situation. A Beckley workers' compensation attorney can answer these kinds of questions.

Source: The Register-Herald, "Film 'Little Accidents' premieres Friday in Beckley," Daniel Tyson, Feb. 4, 2015

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