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Coal miners' health to be discussed at conference

Published On: Aug 22 2013 06:31:00 AM CDT
Updated On: Aug 22 2013 04:02:36 PM CDT
LEXINGTON, Ky. -

Researchers, government officials, industry representatives and safety professionals will be among those attending the Central Appalachian Regional Work Safety and Health Symposium Wednesday.

The one-day conference will focus on the health and safety of Appalachian coal miners.  Topics to be discussed include black lung disease and proposed changes to federal mining safety regulations.

The conference is being held in Lexington, Kentucky.