Coal Miners' Slaughter

Coal Miners' Slaughter -

“Most coal miners die alone, one at a time, either in roof falls or equipment accidents or—incredibly in this day and age—from black lung, a deadly but preventable disease that most Americans probably think is a thing of the past. Coal-mining disasters get historic markers. Black lung deaths just get headstones.” —From “A Scourge for Coal Miners Stages a Brutal Comeback,” Ken Ward Jr.’s YaleE360 story about the modern-day resurgence of black lung disease

6 years ago