NOWCAP, North West Community Action Programs, hosted a Bar-B-Que at Scott Bicentennial Park in Dayton on Saturday. It was to honor all those employees that work with coal at their jobs.
But more than a picnic, it was also educational setting that focused on the deadly Black Lung Disease and how NOWCAP can help. Linda Naylor-Hanna...
But it's not only the miners who are at risk, studies now show that anyone who works around coal dust, including rail road and power plant workers are also at risk.
Eighty-two year old Ross Sadler has Black Lung and tells us how he feels.
He worked for Big Horn Coal years back.
His wife Sylvia retired so she could stay home and be Ross's full-time caregiver.
Both Sadler's recommend that the young miners today get in and get checked. There is no cure for Black Lung and its a killer. Naylor-Hanna...
If a miner does have Black Lung Disease, NOWCAP is there to help the miner fill out the paperwork to help file for their benefits. For more information call NOWCAP at 672-0046.