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Understanding the signs and symptoms of a brain injury

While drivers in West Virginia do not expect to be involved in an automobile collision, the fact is that every time they get behind the wheel of a vehicle, they are at risk of being in a car accident. When a crash does occur, those involved should be sure to address all concerns involving the injuries and damages suffered. No matter if it is a major or a minor crash, accident victims should not overlook any type of injury, because not all injuries are apparent immediately following a crash.

How can you increase mine safety and prevent mining accidents?

Residents in West Virginia are well-aware of the risks and dangers present in the mining industry. Furthermore, many are knowledgeable about past or recent mining accidents that have impacted residents and workers in the region. For this reason, proper mine safety and training is crucial for all miners, no matter their status, position or how long they have been working. Keeping training up-to-date and taking note of accident statistics and causes could help increase safety and prevent fatal work injuries.

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.

Icy roads can cause fatal accidents

During the winter months, it is not uncommon for drivers in West Virginia to encounter icy or snow covered roads. Though drivers may be exposed to such conditions quite frequently, they should still be aware of road safety in order to avoid fatal accidents during winter weather conditions. Failure to adjust driving for inclement weather could be considered negligent or reckless and could cause a serious or even fatal crash.

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