Monday, 9 March 2015

One dead and two injured following roof collapse at West VIrginia mine.

One worker has died and another two have been injured following a collapse at the Marshall County Mine in Cameron, West Virginia, which occurred at about 10.00 pm local time on Sunday 8 March 2015. Earlier reports suggested that more miners might injured or trapped at the mine, which is operated by Murray Energy, but all workers have now been accounted for. It is understood that one of the injured miners has been evacuated to Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown by air ambulance, while the other is being treated more locally at Wheeling Hospital.

The entrance to the Marshall County Mine. WRTF.

Murray Energy is one of the largest mining corporations in the US, but has a poor record on employee relations. While its safety record is not exceptionally poor, the company was held culpable for a mine collapse in Ohio that trapped six miners, Murray Energy has repeatedly made headlines for attempting to coerce workers into making political donations to favored candidates, canceling pension rights for workers at mines it has acquired from other companies and for its outspoken opposition to the regulation of carbon emissions and other environmental measures.

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