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Miners Tell Trump Silica Dust Rule ‘Desperately’ Needed to Curb Black Lung Disease

The head of the national coal miners’ union on Thursday urged the Trump administration to impose regulation on silica dust in mines, which researchers believe is responsible for a resurgence of black lung disease in central Appalachia. The demand from …

More Inspections, Fewer Mines Result in Lowest Number of Miner Deaths

Less than five years after an explosion fueled by excess coal dust killed 29 men deep inside a West Virginia underground mine, the nation’s coal mines are on pace for an all-time low in work-related deaths. Federal mine safety officials …