It Took This Coal Miner 14 Years to Secure Black Lung Benefits. How Come?

David Hasemyer
September 7, 2017
Inside Climate News

RETIRED COAL MINER BETHEL BROCK had to fight for 14 years to win his federal black lung claim. One may think that Mr. Brock's legal fight is rare, but it is not. His story is common among Appalachian coal miners. This powerful, in-depth article by David Hasemyer of "Inside Climate News" explains how coal companies fight like hell to try to deny miners with severe cases of black lung from winning even a penny in benefits. (Tony Oppegard)

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