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Coal Mine Deaths Rise in 2017, Agency to Reconsider Black Lung Rule

Coal mining fatalities are nearly double what they were last year, and the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration announced it would revisit a rule intended to protect miners from black lung disease.

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New Mine Safety Standards Survive Industry Challenge

Despite challenges from industry groups, a federal court has upheld new mine safety standards that will go into effect on Feb. 1.

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Advancing Quality of Life for Patients with Black Lung

Rural pulmonary rehabilitation helps patients struggling with black lung disease improve their well-being.

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Black lung disease reaches near-record levels

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has released research on the “entirely preventable” resurgence of black lung among coal miners.

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