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By on July 22, 2010 | Posted in: Wrongful Death

An article from the Oklahoman reports that a southern Illinois coal miner was killed when he was struck by a shuttle car that transported coal into the mine. Investigators say that the miner was a section foreman employee. The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) had previously fined the miner’s employer $230,000 for past mine violations. The current workplace wrongful death is still under investigation.

The mine will be shut down until the investigation of the miner’s death is completed. The foreman’s death marks the 41st death related to a mining accident for 2010.

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Coal Shuttle Car Accident Kills Miner

By Car Accident Help Help on July 22, 2010 | Posted in: Wrongful Death

An article from the Oklahoman reports that a southern Illinois coal miner was killed when he was struck by a shuttle car that transported coal into the mine. Investigators say that the miner was a section foreman employee. The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) had previously fined the miner’s employer $230,000 for past mine violations. The current workplace wrongful death is still under investigation. The mine will be shut down until the investigation of the miner’s death is completed. The foreman’s death marks the 41st death related to a mining accident for 2010.

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Southwest OK DUI Accident Takes Child’s Life, Injures Sister

By Car Accident Help Help on March 22, 2010 | Posted in: Auto Accident Wrongful Death

Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs often ends in tragedy. Personal injury up to and including wrongful death are prevalent in such types of cases, as a recent incident in southwest Oklahoma City illustrates. According to a news9.com article, a fatal accident involving a 60-year-old driver who was under-the-influence and a family of four ended with serious injuries befalling two children, one of whom lost his life. Reportedly, the negligent driver ran into the family's car while they were stopped at a red light near the intersection of I-240 Service Road and Western Avenue. The family's car was consequently pushed into the intersection, where it was struck by a third vehicle attempting to make a left hand turn. The impaired driver deemed responsible for the accident then proceeded to crash his own vehicle into a utility pole. The two children in the family car, ages 5 and 3, were both taken to the hospital. However, the 5-year-old boy was unable to recover from his injuries, ultimately losing his life.

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Kansas Turnpike SUV Accident Takes Four Lives, Injures Fifth Person

By Car Accident Help Help on March 16, 2010 | Posted in: Truck Collision Wrongful Death

An SUV accident on the Kansas Turnpike resulted in the deaths of four people and the injury of one more near the Kansas-Oklahoma state border. According to a kansascity.com article, the accident took place when the driver of the SUV attempted to make a U-turn in front of a semitrailer and the two vehicles collided. It was not discussed whether a driving infraction was committed at the time of the incident, or if any other negligent action played a determining role in causing the accident. The Wellington, Kansas accident took the lives of two males, ages 39 and 27, and two females, ages 22 and 23. A 27-year-old male was also seriously injured during the accident and taken to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. The driver of the semitrailer was not injured and did not require medical attention. Although it was not stated in the report, a more thorough investigation into the cause of this accident will undoubtedly take place.

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