Michael "Flip" Wilson stopped working as a miner more than a year ago. Then the hard work began.
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Coal companies, their lawyers and their hand-picked doctors will go to any length -- ethical or not -- to deny the small monthly benefits that stricken miners are due under the Black Lung Benefits Act.
We must keep pressing forward with the legacy of the Mine Safety and Health Act. It is far too important, and too many lives are at stake, to give up now.
According to Shemwell's filings with the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), the federal agency responsible for
"It was obnoxious," she said. "The information given to us by [BLS] has been given to labor secretaries for decades. We didn't
Although miners still aren't using PDMs, MSHA has solicited some of the devices for its own inspectors. MSHA spokeswoman
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Independent investigators have found that managers at Upper Big Branch, which was operated by former coal giant Massey Energy
When he died, Coots left behind two daughters, a 4-year-old and a 2-month-old. Coots' other younger brother, Justin, 20, died