Faces of Black Lung
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2008-131
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Audience: Miner Safety and Health
Each year, approximately 1,000 miners in the U.S. die from coal workers’ pneumoconiosis, or ‘black lung disease,’ a preventable illness caused by exposure to coal mine dust. The video features two miners who share their stories and provide insight on how their lives have changed due to this devastating disease.