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The National Coal Workers' Autopsy Study.
Coal mine health seminar. A joint staff conference of the Bureau of Mines and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, IC 8568, 1972 Jan; :23-25
The National Coal Workers' Autopsy Study, authorized by the Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act of 1969, is a service program to aid surviving relatives of coal miners in establishing claims for Social Security Black Lung Benefits. Functions include: payments to pathologists to compensate for autopsy services and to encourage their participation in the program; research studies on primary cause of death of miners, average age and number of years underground of black lung victims; and insuring that an autopsy service is available to miners killed in disasters. Emphasis is given to the importance of autopsies in detailing the causes of death in mine accidents and in determining means to prevent accidents.
Respiratory-system-disorders; Coal-mining; Accident-prevention; Mining-industry; Lung-disorders
Coal mine health seminar. A joint staff conference of the Bureau of Mines and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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