Coal Mine Accidents in Montana

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Have you recently been injured in a coal mining accident? If so, a Montana workers' compensation attorney from Odegaard Braukmann Law, PLLC can help you pursue the compensation you deserve.

Our award-winning legal team in Billings has over 75 years of collective experience, and a long track record of successful case results, which is exactly what you need when looking for a reputable law firm.

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About Coal Mining Accidents

A mining accident occurs during the process of mining minerals. Each year thousands of miners die from mining accidents, especially while they are coal mining and hard rock mining.

Mining accidents are often caused by:

  • Poisonous gas leaks (e.g. hydrogen sulfide)
  • Explosive natural gases (firedamp or methane)
  • Dust explosions
  • Collapsing of mine stopes
  • Flooding
  • Methane & coal-dust explosions

Mining Disaster at Smith Mine

According to the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), a "mine disaster" refers to a mine accident that claims five or more lives. One of the worst mining disasters in history occurred in Washoe, Montana at Smith Mine.

On March 16, 1943, the explosion at Smith Mine took the lives of 74 miners, making it one of the six worst coal mine disasters since 1940 as reported by the MSHA.

Billings Workers' Compensation Lawyer

If you or a loved one were injured in a coal mining accident, contact Odegaard Braukmann Law, PLLC for professional legal assistance. We have extensive experience handling all types of workers' compensation claims and are uniquely qualified to represent those that have been injured in mining accidents.

Let our experienced Montana accident attorneys handle all of the legal work for you, so you can focus on taking care of yourself and your family. We will be your greatest legal advocates, and we will ensure that your rights to fair compensation are fully protected.

Call (406) 640-4441 to speak with a Montana workers' compensation attorney from our firm.