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Black Lung Compensation Falling Behind Inflation

Advocates report the monthly benefit rate for miners with Black Lung has not kept up with inflation.

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Encore: The Rise of Black Lung, Inside Appalachia

This week on Inside Appalachia, black lung disease is back. In fact, it never went away. Now, younger and younger miners are living with a particularly nasty form of black lung disease. Regulators and the coal industry have known about the problem for decades — but they’ve been slow to respond. One reporter asks, “What would happen if thousands of workers in any other industry got sick and died just because of where they worked?”

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Reducing Black Lung Risk And WVU Graduate Talks EYES Shelter, This West Virginia Morning

On this West Virginia Morning, fewer coal miners are killed on the job than in years past, but black lung remains a persistent problem. A big reason for that is silica dust.

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MSHA Rule Aims At Leading Causes Of Fatal Injuries To Mine Workers

The Mine Safety and Health Administration will require mine operators to have written safety programs for mobile equipment used in surface and underground operations.

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