West Virginia mining officials say that a 28-year-old equipment operator for a coal mining company has died. The Office of Miners' Health, Safety and Training says the incident occurred about 3 p.m. Tuesday on property owned by Blackhawk Mining in Boone County.
The Letter by Steve Date (Above) Watch Steve Date's film The Letter.Homer Hickam describes the film this way: "A beautiful story of love and family from my hometown, Coalwood, West Virginia."
During the Civil War, West Virginia is admitted into the Union as the 35th U.S. state, or the 24th state if the secession of the 11 Southern states were taken into account.
January 21, 2016 . What a wonderful, heartfelt story of Wild, Wonderful, West Virginia. A facebook friend forwarded it to be because she said the photo looked exactly like our "home place" in Grafton, WV.
Robert Johnson for Business Insider There's no denying the importance of coal in America.. The combustible black rock provides about 40% of the United States' electricity and plays a vital role in the economy of places like West Virginia.
Matewan (/ ˈ m eɪ t w ɒ n /) is a town in Mingo County, West Virginia, USA at the confluence of the Tug Fork River and Mate Creek.The population was 499 at the 2010 census.The Norfolk Southern Railway's Pocahontas District runs through the town.
The West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey (WVGES) investigates and reports on West Virginia's geology and disseminates information to solve problems, enhance economic growth, and promote responsible resource development.
West Virginia Office of Miners' Health Safety and Training A Brief History of Coal and Health and Safety Enforcement in West Virginia
Bringing West Virginia to your fingertips! e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia is the comprehensive reference resource for the Mountain State of West Virginia.
Coal trains continue to rumble through the heart of the area on Norfolk Southern Railway's (former Norfolk and Western Railway) Pocahontas Division.
West Virginia is one of two American states formed during the American Civil War (1861–1865), along with Nevada, and is the only state to form by seceding from a Confederate state.
Coal Mine Safety and Health enforces the Mine Act at all coal mines in the United States. Enforcement activities include:
Annually, 28 West Virginia Counties produce coal.; McDowell County has produced more coal than any other county in West Virginia. The West Virginia Coal Industry provides about 30,000 direct jobs in WV, including miners, mine contractors, coal preparation plant employees and mine supply companies.
For decades, West Virginia has been at the forefront of labor activism in the United States. As the state's teachers continue their historic strike, which has shut down every single West Virginia school, we look at the history of the labor activism in the Mountain State.
In West Virginia's Marion County, an explosion in a network of mines owned by the Fairmont Coal Company in Monongah kills 361 coal miners. It was the worst mining disaster in American history.
More information on the coal mines of West Virginia is one of the most frequent requests made. If you have information you would like to share with others, please send it to Gracie Stover.
Apr 09, 2010 · Tammy Gobble embraced her father, Charles Dickens, after hearing news that rescue workers had located the bodies of four missing miners deep in a West Virginia coal mine early Saturday.
West Virginia: West Virginia, constituent state of the United States of America. Admitted to the union as the 35th state in 1863, it is a relatively small state. It is bordered by Pennsylvania to the north, Maryland and Virginia to the east, Kentucky to the southwest, and Ohio to the northwest.
The West Virginia Mine Wars are a dramatic and often overlooked chapter of American history. In the early 1900's in the coal fields of Southern WV, miners faced desperate circumstances.