Miner conference to focus on health and safety

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A one-day conference in Lexington will focus on the health and safety of Appalachian coal miners.

Researchers, government officials, industry representatives and safety professionals are attending the Central Appalachian Regional Work Safety and Health Symposium.

Topics at the Aug. 22 conference will include the black lung disease and proposed changes to federal mining safety regulations.

The University of Kentucky’s Department of Mining Engineering and the Central Appalachian Regional Education and Research Center are hosting the conference. It’s at the Hilton in downtown Lexington.

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