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Welder dies at Coal Processing Plant in West Virginia

A coal processing plant in West Virginia undergoing renovations was the site of the death of a worker by electrocution on July 27th.

State and federal officials are investigating how 40-year-old Jason Stacey, a welder with 12 years of experience, died while working in the plant in Maitland, West Virginia. Superior Processing Plant was not currently processing coal at the time. Mr. Stacey was at the plant in the evening doing welding work when he was electrocuted.

The Superior Processing Plant is owned by the Mike Dover Corporation, based in Marion, Illinois. Mr. Stacey worked as an independent contractor for Dover and had 15 months of experience at the Maitland mine, according to state officials with the Office of Miner’s Health, Safety and Training of West Virginia.

Work accidents can be minor or deadly. If you or a loved one has lost someone from an accident at the worksite, call Spiros Law, P.C. at (815) 929-9292 to find out your legal options.