Black Lung Rising.
Black Lung Rising. “When coal miners suffering from black lung reach the point where they can no longer dig coal and they meet guidelines such as working the required number of years exposed to coal dust, they become eligible to file a black lung claim to obtain monthly benefits to live on … When the decision is made to award a miner monthly benefits, the coal company has the right to appeal that decision, and often does.”
“Coal miners will tell you that they love their job. They come to terms with the dangers involved. They are loyal to their company and do the work needed to supply the fuel that lights up this country.
“All they ask in return is that justice be served.”