DOL: “U.S. Mining Fatalities in 2018 Were Second Lowest on Record”
On January 9, 2019 the Mine Safety & Health Administration of the Department of Labor reported that 2018 was the second lowest year on record for U.S. mining fatalities. Click here to be directed to the News Release.
NPR: “Tax That Funds Black Lung Disability Trust Fund Is Set To Expire”
Click here for an NPR report on the state of the federal Black Lung Disability Trust Fund. As of today, January 22, there have yet to be any updates.
NPR: “Calls For Change Follow NPR/Frontline Black Lung Investigation”
NPR will speak more about their co-investigation with Frontline during their 3 pm (central) broadcast of “All Things Considered”. Here is a link to the continuation of their investigation and what its impact may be. NPR reports that due to
Tonight, Frontline will also premier the documentary Coal’s Deadly Dust which will air on PBS January 22, 2019. Click here to be linked to the trailer, featuring our very own Dr. Robert Cohen.
Frontline episode “Coal’s Deadly Dust” airing 1/22
Frontline is doing a special on black lung featuring our very own Dr. Robert Cohen! The episode will air on January 22, 2018. Click here to view the trailer and check for your local listing.