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Doing Right by Our Nation’s Miners

Doing Right by Our Nation’s Miners

Hardworking Americans who have spent their working lives in coal mines should not have had to sacrifice their health to provide for their family, but since 1968, black lung disease has caused or contributed to the deaths of more than 75,000 miners. That’s why Congress passed the Black Lung Benefits Act in 1969, which provides […]

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After Three Decades, Reinstating Key Black Lung Benefits

Filed in DOL by on October 25, 2013 1 Comment
After Three Decades, Reinstating Key Black Lung Benefits

At the Department of Labor, we have the opportunity to improve the lives of many people every day. Both the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP) and the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) are dedicated to improving the lives of America’s coal miners, their dependents and survivors. Although MSHA continues to work with the […]

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