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Black lung disease is caused by long-term inhalation of dust and other irritants and is also known as coal workers' pneumoconiosis, since it typically affects coal miners.
He knew the region's painful history of black lung disease among coal miners, and he was concerned about underage teenagers he saw smoking each morning when he parked his car in the Times Leader's lot, which adjoins Coughlin High School.
The Senators said in part: Given this increase in black lung disease and the devastating impact that this disease has on coal miners and their families, we believe that it is critical that we maintain this rule.
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MSHA has claimed that the found conditions have the potential to put miners at risk of developing black lung disease and increased the potential for deadly explosions that "underscore] the importance of mine safety vigilance and the need for continued improvements in controlling coal dust" for mines across the country.
Its aim is to stop black lung disease, which is a scourge that costs precious lives, unnecessary hardship and billions in benefit dollars every year.
Henderson's greatest accomplishments was securing benefits for coal miners who had incurred black lung disease.
Now, 40 years later, Ireland's coal miners, dogged by ill-health from pneumoconiosis or black lung disease, and asthma, are battling for compensation.
3 million yen in compensation to black lung disease sufferers who formerly worked on tunnel construction projects ordered mainly by the state.
Pneumoconiosis, also known as black lung disease, is caused by prolonged inhalation of irritants, in this case, coal dust.
The program, which provides free confidential chest X-rays to certain working coal miners to detect evidence of black lung disease, began last fall and has been offered to 20% of miners nationwide in 13 coal mining states.
And if you thought federal laws were protecting miners from black lung disease, you ought to read a recent series in the Louisville Courier-Journal that says as many as 3,600 working miners have black lung.