US Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions

Subcommittee Hearing - Coal Miners’ Struggle for Justice: How Unethical Legal and Medical Practices Stack the Deck Against Black Lung Claimants


Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety


Tuesday, July 22 2014, 9:45 AM


430 Dirksen Senate Office Building

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Panel I

  • Chris Lu , Deputy Secretary, Department of Labor, Washington, DC
  • Patricia Smith , Solicitor, Department of Labor, Washington, DC
  • Dr. John Howard , Director, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Washington, DC

Panel II

  • John Cline , Attorney, Piney View, WV
  • Dr. Jack Parker , Pulmonary Section Chief, West Virginia University Department of Medicine, Morgantown, WV
  • Robert Bailey , Former coal mine worker, Princeton, WV
  • Robert Briscoe , Principal and Senior Consultant, Milliman, New York, NY