{true story} Coal miner Lee Hipshire in 1976, shortly after emerging from a mine in Logan County, W. Va. at the end of his shift. At age 36, he had worked 26 years underground. A few years later, Lee took early retirement because of pneumoconiosis, or black lung disease. He died at 57.

Documenting 'Dirty' Jobs: Miners At Work

{true story} Coal miner Lee Hipshire in 1976, shortly after emerging from a mine in Logan County, W. Va. at the end of his shift. At age 36, he had worked 26 years underground. A few years later, Lee took early retirement because of pneumoconiosis, or black lung disease. He died at 57.

NPR Continues To Find Hundreds Of Cases Of Advanced Black Lung

Continues To Find Hundreds Of Cases Of Advanced Black Lung

NPR Continues To Find Hundreds Of Cases Of Advanced Black Lung

At some point in the near future I'm gonna take a kick boxing class, take my badassetry to a new level! >:)

At some point in the near future I'm gonna take a kick boxing class, take my badassetry to a new level! >:)

2014 - Pulitzer Prize "Investigative Reporting"  Awarded to CHRIS HAMBY of THE CENTER FOR PUBLIC INTEGRITY, Washington, D.C., for his reports on how some lawyers and doctors rigged a system to deny benefits to coal miners stricken with black lung disease, resulting in remedial legislative efforts. | BLACK LUNG DISEASE

2014 - Pulitzer Prize "Investigative Reporting" Awarded to CHRIS HAMBY of THE CENTER FOR PUBLIC INTEGRITY, Washington, D.C., for his reports on how some lawyers and doctors rigged a system to deny benefits to coal miners stricken with black lung disease, resulting in remedial legislative efforts. | BLACK LUNG DISEASE

This Black Rubber Awareness Bracelet represents support and awareness for the following causes: Black Lung Melanoma Narcolepsy Primary Biliary Cirrhosis Sleep Disorders Suicide Trauma Causes: POW / MIA Mourning *********************************************************** SIZE: Choose the size you want from the drop down menu. If you dont see the size you need, simply mention the size you want in the Notes to Seller section at checkout. To determine your BRACELET size, see the BRACE...

This Black Rubber Awareness Bracelet represents support and awareness for the following causes: Black Lung Melanoma Narcolepsy Primary Biliary Cirrhosis Sleep Disorders Suicide Trauma Causes: POW / MIA Mourning *********************************************************** SIZE: Choose the size you want from the drop down menu. If you dont see the size you need, simply mention the size you want in the Notes to Seller section at checkout. To determine your BRACELET size, see the BRACE...

Mark McCowan, 47, was diagnosed with the worst stage of black lung only five years after an X-ray showed he had no sign of the disease.

As Mine Protections Fail, Black Lung Cases Surge

Mark McCowan, 47, was diagnosed with the worst stage of black lung only five years after an X-ray showed he had no sign of the disease.

"Retired Coal Miner Ed Austin with Some of His 20 Children in Fireco, West Virginia, near Beckley. The 64-Year-Old Worked in the Mines From 1925 to 1956. He Receives Black Lung Payments and a United Mine Workers Pension" Taken 04/1974    Love this photo! My grandpa was a coal miner and he lived in Fireco, WV for a while.

"Retired Coal Miner Ed Austin with Some of His 20 Children in Fireco, West Virginia, near Beckley. The 64-Year-Old Worked in the Mines From 1925 to 1956. He Receives Black Lung Payments and a United Mine Workers Pension" Taken 04/1974 Love this photo! My grandpa was a coal miner and he lived in Fireco, WV for a while.

The Black Lung Captain

The Black Lung Captain

Coalminers call for inquiry after return of black lung disease in Queensland

Coalminers call for inquiry after return of black lung disease in Queensland

The irreversible condition, caused by long term exposure to coal dust, has been found in nine people and more cases are expected to be diagnosed

justinpoulter.tumblr.com http://www.behance.net/justinpoulter Gig Poster for Black Lung

justinpoulter.tumblr.com http://www.behance.net/justinpoulter Gig Poster for Black Lung

'Black lung' makes comeback in Queensland coal mines, union suggests 'cover-up' could 'blow top off industry'

'Black lung' makes comeback in Queensland coal mines, union suggests 'cover-up' could 'blow top off industry'

Coal miners rally for black lung law reform on the steps of the U.S. Capitol in 1975. (See more from Earl Dotter's "Quiet Sickness" series here - on NPR site.)

Black-Lung Rule Loopholes Leave Miners Vulnerable

Coal miners rally for black lung law reform on the steps of the U.S. Capitol in 1975. (See more from Earl Dotter's "Quiet Sickness" series here - on NPR site.)

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