Black lung still killing miners, stud...

Black lung still killing miners, study says

There are 3 comments on the Charleston Gazette story from Apr 10, 2011, titled Black lung still killing miners, study says. In it, Charleston Gazette reports that:

West Virginia coal miners continue to die from black lung, despite working under coal dust levels that are currently legal, according to a soon-to-be-published study by researchers at West Virginia University.

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Van Lear, KY

#1 Apr 11, 2011
WELL YOU know what gets me is before my husband whom committed suicide in 2004 he was trying to get his black lung an we couldnt get enough money to pay all them drs that will take money an give the opposite sides what they want well after he pass.... the biopsy they took at the funeral home of his lungs show he had black lung now they tell me that i cant get his black lung because he commited suicide what gives he had this disease before his death so i just dont understand someone whom know s why this is being done would you care to share with me

Barboursville, WV

#2 Apr 11, 2011
You won't get any help from the politicians, the newly elected Senator from Ky., Rand Paul, stated that if it costs the coal operators too much money to enforce the regulations, we have to take that in consideration. Hmm, sounds like this man is putting a price on human life. Typical Republican response.

Van Lear, KY

#3 Apr 11, 2011
there s no reasoning to my ordeal the fact is he had black lung before as well as after if they knew i couldnt gt his black lung why did the pathologist go to the funeral home an get a piece of his lung to check 800 dollars throw away thts wht makes me so mad its like i have to be punish for him killing himself it sucks tks for your comment

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