Mining Publication: Faces of Black Lung
Original creation date: January 2008
As of 2008, when this video was released, approximately 1,000 miners in the U.S. died yearly 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.
Total runtime: Runtime 13:00 minutes.
For more information see NIOSH Science Blog, Faces of Black Lung.
Authors: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Video - August 2008
NIOSHTIC2 Number: 20034062
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2008-131, video, 2008
This video can be streamed from YouTube or a ZIP file containing a WMV file and a SRT closed caption file can be downloaded for local playback when streaming is not feasible. To use the ZIP file, download it to your computer and expand the contents into a folder of your choice. The SRT caption file will provide closed captions when using a compatible media player.
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- Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Mining Program