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These miners, who have gotten so sick so fast, are on the forefront of a wave of new black lung cases that are sweeping through Appalachia.
Records of the disease were not collected until the federal government, in the late 1960s, passed a special workers' comp program for black lung victims and mandated safety improvements.
There has been a myth out there that black lung doesn't occur anymore, because the mines are more automated and less dusty.
GAO found that coal miners face a number of challenges pursuing federal black lung claims, including finding legal representation and developing sound medical evidence to support their claims.
KUMAMOTO, Japan - The Kumamoto District Court ordered the state on Thursday to pay a combined 260 million yen in compensation to workers who got black lung disease from working on tunnel construction projects mainly ordered by the state, and to relatives of deceased workers.
In coal mining in the late sixties, the miners--not the union, reformers, politicians, or public health professionals--initiated an insurgency that eventually provided more liberal compensation for black lung.
FASAB standards require the financial statements of the federal agencies responsible for the Social Security, Medicare, Railroad Retirement, and Black Lung programs and the financial statements of the federal government-wide entity to present a statement of social insurance as a basic financial statement.
Its production, however, comes at a high price, with pneumoconiosis, or black lung disease, exerting an enormous toll on miners, especially those working underground.
In the case, a miner making a claim of black lung disease to the Department of Labor found that some of the information on official agency documents, which included the claimant's Social Security number, was revealed to the public.
The ED proposes requiring disclosure of significant assumptions underlying the "statement of social insurance," which--for federal government entities administering a social insurance program--reports the net present value of long-term cash-flow forecasts of taxes and benefits relating to the Social Security, Medicare, Black Lung and Railroad Retirement Board program.
Giovanni lives in Blacksburg, Virginia, an area with a long history of coal mining, "because the miners have a lot of black lung and that kind of thing.
The settlement is expected to affect other lawsuits involving miners and tunnel workers who contracted pneumoconiosis, also called black lung disease.