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Gone but Not Forgotten: BJC Remembers the Fallen Workers from the 2010 Upper Big Branch Mining Disaster

On April 4, 2010, 29 coal miners working in the Upper Big Branch mine were killed in an explosion. This tragic disaster turned out to be the worst coal mining accident in four decades. An independent investigation found that the coal company that operated the mine was directly responsible for the blast. The company was […]

Coal Miners – You Should Know Your Rights

Those who work in dangerous conditions are generally well rewarded. But coal miners, who face a variety of hazards daily, may not get the care and compensation they deserve when they become injured or are diagnosed with a work-related illness. As a coal miner, The 1977 Mine Act (as amended by the 2006 MINER Act) and other […]

Mining Health Safety

The mining industry has a unique history and comes with its own set of challenges. When workers are tasked with pulling material from the ground that will fuel a nation, there’s risk involved, and some of the health risks to miners can be quite serious. But mining is also a highly regulated industry that has […]