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No Benefits to Longtime Miner for Lung Condition

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 | 137 | 0 | 24 min read

The Montana Workers’ Compensation Court ruled that a longtime miner did not prove he suffered a lung injury from his work, nor did he establish that he had an occupational lung disease. Case: Swan v. Montana State Fund, No. 2019-4545, 09/11/2020, published. Facts: Stephen J. Swan worked as a miner for more than 30 years. His job exposed him to different types of rock dust over the years. Sometimes he inhaled the dust because he was not wearing his respirator. In February 2017, Swan was working for Groundhog Mining and Milling LLC, rehabbing an old copper mine in Madison...

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