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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Industrial blindness contributors: Alternative particles

    When working in a dusty environment, or in an occupation that involves drilling or sawing, you are at risk of sustaining industrial blindness. It is necessary for the employee to take extra care to avoid getting any alternative particles in the eye, which is one of the main culprits of severe work-related sight impairments, including….

    How many people make up Britain’s mining industry?

    The British Coal Authority’s ‘Production & Manpower Returns’ for 2012 (January to December), reveals that during this period, 2,450 workers were employed by 33 surface mining sites, while 16 underground mines employed 3,754 workers. This makes for a total of 6,193 mining industry workers at 49 sites across the UK. Dept. of Energy & Climate….

    Mining accidents: The threat of improper explosives

    Few workplace accidents have the potential for catastrophe as much as mining accidents. Whilst the story of the workers in Chile who survived for days in a collapsed mine had a fairytale ending, that is essentially the exception that proves the rule. The majority of accidents in mines have serious consequences in terms of causing….

    Mining accidents: Types of mining equipment that can malfunction

    Mining is statistically one of the most dangerous occupations. Thousands of people have lost their lives as a result of mining injuries and accidents over the years, although fatalities are now very rare in the UK, as safety measures have improved significantly and the number of people working in the mining industry has declined rapidly…..

    Mining accidents: How common are mine floods?

    Considering mines are located underground you would expect that mine floods would be a common cause of accidents at work. However, this is not the most common cause of most mine accident at work injuries. What are the most common causes of an accident at work in mines? The most common work injury causes are….

    Mining accidents: Dust explosions

    Coal mining is a hazardous profession, presenting numerous risks to workers that are rarely found in any other sector. Due to the nature of the job, accidents at work go above and beyond slips, trips and falls and include injuries and illnesses caused by gases, dust and explosions. Mining accidents at work: Dust explosions When….

    Mining accidents: Defining mining-induced seismicity

    Accident Advice Helpline is a registered law firm with over 15 years’ experience in all areas of personal injury claims including accidents at work. We understand the hazards and dangers of almost all occupations better than most and are dedicated to providing our clients with information relating to health and safety in the workplace. Mining….

    Mining accidents: The threat of firedamp and methane

    As you can imagine, working in coal mines poses a number of risks to miners. Accidents at work occur over and beyond the usual slip, trip or fall hazards and involve incidents and illnesses caused by hazardous chemicals, gases and dust. Extreme accidents at work: Firedamp and methane Firedamp, or damp, is a term used in the coal mining….

    Mining accidents: What is hydrogen sulphide?

    Mining accidents often involve injuries caused by exposure to hydrogen sulphide. Miners are, however, not the only ones at risk of work injuries by hydrogen sulphide, as exposure may affect anyone who works in confined spaces like pits, tunnels, manholes and wells, low-lying or windless areas, marshy landscapes and industries involving: Agricultural silos or pits…..

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