Employees With Birmingham Company Face Charges in Colombian Environmental Accident
February 4th, 2014|
People around the world are dependent on fossil fuels, but transporting, refining, and manufacturing fuels can cause harm to the environment and nearby citizens.
The Birmingham Environmental Danger Lawyers with Norris Injury Lawyers explain that four employees from a Birmingham-based company are facing charges in connection with a coal mining accident in Colombia last year. Reports indicate Colombian Chief Prosecutor, Eduardo Montealegre, made the announcement.
According to an article released by the Birmingham Business Journal, the charges stem from a Jan. 2013 incident, in which a barge owned by the company was transporting massive amounts of coal along the Caribbean coast when the ship began to take on water. In an effort to avoid the barge sinking, tons of coal was dumped into the ocean. The result was an environmental disaster that cost the company $3.5 million in fines and changed coal export transportation oversight rules.
Norris Injury Lawyers and their team of Birmingham Personal Injury Lawyers are aware of the serious harm exposure to a toxic environment can cause and are hopeful to see a fair resolution reached in this case.