Local scouting leader Amy Garbrick was elected as the first female president of the governing board for the Boy Scouts of America Mountaineer Area Council, based in north central West Virginia.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
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.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
The Mine Safety and Health Administration will require mine operators to have written safety programs for mobile equipment used in surface and underground operations.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
Chris Williamson, the assistant secretary for Mine Safety and Health at the U.S. Department of Labor, says participation in the Part 90 program is up 750 percent.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
How A Reporter’s Investigation Of Appalachia’s Black Lung Epidemic Pushed Federal Officials To Respond
Miners are suffering from an advanced version of black lung disease known as progressive massive fibrosis. It’s the result of digging at increasingly thin coal seams. That means they’re also cutting into quartz, which creates silica dust. Advanced black lung results from breathing in that blend of silica and coal dust.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
A draft rule to protect coal miners from exposure to silica dust garnered more than 5,200 comments from advocates and the American public.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
On this West Virginia Morning, a draft rule to protect coal miners from exposure to silica dust garnered more than 5,200 comments from advocates and the American public. Emily Rice has the story.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
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