Latest Upshur County, West Virginia Stories

2011-03-29 14:39:00

ARLINGTON, Va., March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S.

2010-10-07 14:04:00

JULIAN, W.Va., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Massey Energy Company (NYSE: MEE) announced that officials from the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) have prevented one of the Company's lead investigators, Dr.

2010-07-15 15:49:00

ARLINGTON, Va., July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration today announced a competition for $500,000 in safety and health training grants to help identify, avoid and prevent unsafe working conditions in and around mines.

2008-10-02 21:00:16

WHEELING - J. Davitt McAteer, a vice president at Wheeling Jesuit University, is getting a national advocacy award from the American Public Health Association. McAteer will be honored later this month in California with the David P.

2008-10-01 03:00:19

By Anonymous IN RECOGNITION of his outstanding contributions to public health through sciencebased advocacy, J. Davitt McAteer, JD, will receive the 2008 David P. Rall Award for Advocacy in Public Health at APHA's 136th Annual Meeting in San Diego.

2008-09-12 18:00:00

By Ken Ward Jr. Chemical plants and other factories would have to report explosions, leaks and other major accidents within 15 minutes, under legislation Gov. Joe Manchin plans to introduce.

2008-09-09 03:00:19

Forty-seven coal miners were killed on the job in 2006, the worst year for mining deaths since 1995. Those deaths, especially the high-profile disaster at Sago Mine in central West Virginia where a dozen miners were killed, pressured Congress to beef up mine safety rules.

2008-08-14 00:00:34

By Ken Ward Jr. Three workers were injured Tuesday morning in the second serious accident in less than three months involving trainee miners at an International Coal Group operation in Barbour County, officials said.

2008-08-05 21:00:17

By Jim Warren, The Lexington Herald-Leader, Ky. Aug. 5--The daughter of a coal miner killed in the 2006 Darby Mine explosion in Harlan County told federal mining officials in Lexington on Tuesday that her father might have survived if the mine had been equipped with an underground safety chamber.

2008-08-05 18:00:29

LEXINGTON, Ky. _ Up to 14 miners could have survived if airtight emergency refuge chambers had been available in two coal mine disasters in Kentucky and West Virginia two years ago, a lawyer testified at a Mine Safety and Health Administration hearing in Lexington on Tuesday.

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  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.