Virginia Strip-Mining Death Brings Reform
In August of 2004, a 3 year old, Jeremy Davidson was tragically killed by a rock that weighed
nearly 1,000 pounds. The rock had come loose by a bulldozer at the strip mining site that was located above his home.
Due to the increasin price of coal, mining has increased as well. This death sparked
a lawsuit for a wrongful death. Virginia lawmakers were forced to approve new coal mining regulations.
The strip mining was taking place on the upper part of the mountain behind their home.
The family of the 3 year old was un aware of how close to their home that the strip mining was taking place.