Thursday, April 22, 2010

Maryland Mining Fatalities Result in Lawsuit

In a month that has delivered several of the most severe mining safety breaches on record, the families of several miners killed in a 2007 incident have filed wrongful death suits. Dale Jones and Michael Wilt were working in a surface mine in western Maryland when a rock retaining wall at the site collapsed. The men were crushed by thousands of tons of rubble and killed instantly. The suit claims that insufficient site studies and poor design practices contributed to the collapse. Each of the families is asking for $4 million in the case.

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