Mine Accident Investigation Representation

The immediate aftermath and long-term implications of a mine accident can be chaotic and potentially devastating. During this critical period, it is imperative that cool heads prevail, that precise steps be taken to maintain compliance with state and federal mining regulations and that the interests of all involved be protected.

At Williams, Kilpatrick & True, PLLC, of Lexington, Kentucky, our attorneys represent operators in mine accident investigations conducted by federal and state regulatory agencies. Our attorneys have represented operators and mine management personnel on some of the nation's most high-profile mine accidents, including the Pyro, FireCreek, AA&W, Martin County Coal impoundment, Sago, Crandall Canyon and Upper Big Branch accidents.

Responsive, Experienced Attorneys

Mining companies must notify the Mine Health and Safety Administration within 15 minutes after an accident, as well as contacting the various state agencies. If there was a serious injury or fatality, inspectors and investigators will show up as soon as possible to investigate. This could be within hours of the accident.

These investigations require experienced representation because of the potential civil and criminal penalties to mine operators and management employees. These investigations can also spur state license revocation proceedings. After an accident, one of your first calls should be to our lawyers.

We can be there when the inspectors arrive to accompany them on their investigation and sit in on any interviews. Our lawyers have more than nine decades of combined legal experience representing mine operators and owners; there are few attorneys throughout the country who have our level of experience and knowledge in responding to these serious matters.

Our attorneys have litigated cases in federal and state courts. We also have extensive experience in both federal and state administrative agencies including enforcement actions, licensure proceedings and civil cases for damages.

Talk To Our Lawyers Today

Put your trust in attorneys known and respected by owners and operators throughout the industry for their ability to respond quickly to accident investigations and enforcement effectively and efficiently. Talk to our lawyers today by sending us an email or calling our office in Lexington at 859-245-1059.