Coal Mine Accidents in Montana
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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
- 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
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
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