Methane Gas Explosions

West Virginia Coal Mining Accident Attorney

Methane gas is a byproduct of coal and when air contains dangerous levels of this gas (between 5 to 16%), it can cause deadly explosions. It takes a little amount of heat to trigger the explosion of methane gas and if proper ventilation is not seen to, this increases the risk factor in a coal mine. Explosions of methane gas can result in a severe displacement of air which may disrupt coal dust and cause the coal dust to also explode, which compounds matters.

While the number of methane gas explosions has decreased over the years, according to the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) there is still a significant risk to miner's safety. Coal mining is a dangerous occupation and any safety and MSHA violations can ultimately be fatal. Coal mining accidents can cause any number of injuries to occur and aggressive representation should be sought by an accomplished coal mining accident lawyer from the Fitzsimmons Law Firm.

Victim of a methane gas explosion? Call today!

The firm is dedicated to helping those who have suffered any type of injury in a coal mining accident or have lost a loved one in such an accident. A proven lawyer from the firm can seek just compensation for coal miners in the event of an accident or wrongful death. Injuries can include burns from explosions and fires or crush injuries from a roof collapse caused by an explosion. The victim of such accidents may have to undergo extensive medical treatment and may be unable to work for an extended period of time.

Bob Fitzsimmons has been named one of the top 75 Plaintiff Lawyers in the United States as well as having been recognized as a West Virginia Super Lawyer. For over 30 years, the firm has been committed to the successful representation of their clients and has proven themselves as reliable West Virginia coal mining accident lawyers by obtaining hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation for their clients.


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