black lung disease http://wkms.org en Alison Lundergan Grimes Releases Plan to Tackle Mine Safety, Black Lung Disease http://wkms.org/post/alison-lundergan-grimes-releases-plan-tackle-mine-safety-black-lung-disease <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" data-caption="Alison Lundergan Grimes vistited a Floyd County coal mine earlier this year." data-attribution="Credit Grimes campaign" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wfpl/files/styles/placed_wide/public/201407/Alison_Grimes.png" alt="" /><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Democratic U.S. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 18:57:44 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 41796 at http://wkms.org Alison Lundergan Grimes Releases Plan to Tackle Mine Safety, Black Lung Disease 'Kentucky Needs New Law for Disputed Black Lung Claims'- Dept of Workers' Claims http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-needs-new-law-disputed-black-lung-claims-dept-workers-claims <p style="background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;">&nbsp;</p><p style="background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;"><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky coal miners seeking workers compensation for black lung may get a new way to battle denied claims.</span></p><p></p><p style="background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; color:#222222">In a 2011 Kentucky Supreme Court case of Vision Mining, Inc v. Gardner, the state’s highest court found that the methodology for reaching consensus on disputed X-rays of coal miners with black lung was unconstitutional.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p style="background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; color:#222222">Department of Workers’ Claims Commissioner Dwight Lovan says the ruling affects about 3,000 finalized black lung claims over the past decade.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 14:38:16 +0000 Jonathan Meador 41498 at http://wkms.org 'Kentucky Needs New Law for Disputed Black Lung Claims'- Dept of Workers' Claims Number Of Black Lung Cases Amongst Coal Miners Increases http://wkms.org/post/number-black-lung-cases-amongst-coal-miners-increases <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Over the decades, great gains have been made in reducing black lung disease among coal miners.&nbsp;But, recently, there’s been an uptick in the sometimes fatal condition.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Fifty years ago, Central Appalachian Education and Research Center Director Wayne Sanderson said about a third of all miners contracted black lung.&nbsp;&nbsp;Today, the potentially deadly disease afflicts about four to five percent of miners.&nbsp;&nbsp;And, Sanderson said, that number’s climbing.</p><p> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 16:05:16 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) 34320 at http://wkms.org Number Of Black Lung Cases Amongst Coal Miners Increases the morning cram [killer coal edition] http://wkms.org/post/morning-cram-killer-coal-edition <p><strong>From NPR:</strong> Cases of Black Lung surge as an investigation by NPR and CPI uncovers regulators&#39; inability to control <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/06/29/155978300/as-mine-protections-fail-black-lung-cases-surge">a deadly disease.</a></p> Mon, 09 Jul 2012 12:26:10 +0000 Shelly Baskin 18946 at http://wkms.org the morning cram [killer coal edition] the morning cram [all the single fellas edition] http://wkms.org/post/morning-cram-all-single-fellas-edition <p><strong>NPR reports</strong> more and more dad&#39;s are going it alone, choosing to be <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/06/19/154860588/single-dads-by-choice-more-men-going-it-alone">single fathers</a>.</p> Tue, 19 Jun 2012 14:39:03 +0000 Gary Pitts 18435 at http://wkms.org the morning cram [all the single fellas edition] Surface Coal Miners Get Black Lung Too http://wkms.org/post/surface-coal-miners-get-black-lung-too <p>A new study shows black lung disease isn&rsquo;t limited to just coal miners who work underground. &nbsp;Studies for coal workers&rsquo; pneumoconiosis&mdash;or black lung disease&mdash;haven&rsquo;t been done on surface miners in a decade, and the miners were commonly thought to be less at risk for the disease than underground workers.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 19 Jun 2012 13:57:00 +0000 Erica Peterson (KPR) 18432 at http://wkms.org Surface Coal Miners Get Black Lung Too