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December 2013 Archives

Coal operators urged to install detectors to avoid work accidents

Being employed is important to West Virginia residents, and although various jobs range across the state, some jobs come with numerous risks. Jobs in the mining industry are considered rather dangerous and could put the workers' lives at risk. In these work environments, it is not only crucial to have adequate training but also sufficient safety equipment and proper protocol. Increased worker safety will not only prevent work injuries but will also promote productivity.

Fatal truck accident one of over 30 in Monongalia County

No matter what the type of vehicle a driver is traveling in, it is always important the drivers, not only follow the rules of the road, but also alter their driving for any road conditions. The winter weather will often influence travel and traffic, which can be frustrating for some. Driver who do not reduce their speeds when there are snow and ice covered roads could easily lose control of their vehicle. This could ultimately lead to a serious, ever fatal, collision.

Improving conditions to reduce work accidents

Some jobs are inherently dangerous. Although there are huge risks and hazards, some residents in West Virginia choose the career path as a coal miner. As a miner, they receive training prior to working and while on the job. This helps to ensure that they understand how to carryout their job in the safest way possible. In addition, the training helps reduce injuries by teaching them what to do, if something goes wrong. Even with training and safety equipment, miners still get injured on the job. A workplace injury could significantly impact the health and life of the miner.

Two West Virginia firemen recovering after work accident

Some jobs seem daring and exciting to some, but in most cases, these jobs are also very dangerous. Firefighters, police officers and emergency crewmembers put their lives in risk everyday in order to save the lives of others. Although it is considered a highly rewarding career, these occupations can be very risky and an on-the-job injury could seriously affect the life and career of the worker.

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