Safety Agency Finds 10% of Veteran Coal Miners Have Black Lung Disease

Article 0 Comments More than 10 percent of America’s coal miners with 25 or more years of experience have black lung disease, the highest rate recorded in roughly two decades, according to a government study released on Thursday that showed cases concentrated heavily in central Appalachia. The study by researchers […]

Jury Awards $67M to Kentucky Miners Over Defective 3M Masks

Article 0 Comments Two former coal miners in Kentucky who claimed defective dust masks led to their debilitating black-lung disease were awarded $67.5 million in damages in their civil lawsuit. The Lexington Herald-Leader reported that a Knott County jury awarded $62.5 million in punitive damages against the mask maker, 3M […]