Breathless and Burdened: Dying from black lung, buried by law and medicine

Number 26120
Subject Mining
Source Center for Public Integrity and ABC News
State
Year 2013
Publication Date Oct. 29, 30 & Nov. 1, 5, 7, 2013
Summary A yearlong investigation, "Breathless and Burdened" exposed how doctors and lawyers, working at the behest of the coal industry, have helped defeat the benefits claims of miners sick and dying of black lung, even as disease rates are on the rise and an increasing number of miners are turning to a system that was supposed to help alleviate their suffering.
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