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As Coal Production Goes Up, Workers' Exposure to Coal Dust Increases

Posted on Sep 17, 2011
Virginia (VA) has a long history of exporting coal and other commodities. So it's not a surprise that attorneys with our Virginia Beach-based law firm have handled many personal injury cases involving worker for the railroads that bring goods to the docks. Recently, a new danger to rail employees has been identified in the form of coal dust from storage piles. As demand for coal increases, so does the risk to workers who handle it for export. An experienced VA railroad attorney with our firm, John C., explores the connection between coal dust and cancer among railroad workers in a recent blog post.

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