Faces of Black Lung

Date First Published on SafetySmart Compliance: February 4th, 2012

Each year, approximately 1,000 miners in the U.S. die from coal workers’ pneumoconiosis, or ‘black lung disease,’ a preventable illness caused by exposure to coal mine dust. The video features two miners who share their stories and provide insight on how their lives have changed due to this devastating disease.

Download the video directly from the NIOSH website by clicking here.