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Coal Miners

May 8, 2013

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Miners Just Leaving the Elevator Shaft of Virginia-Pocahontas Coal Mine #4, Photo by Jack Corn for EPA, Source National Archives and Records Administration (NAI 556340)

Coal mines have been active in Pennsylvania since the late 1700s. Despite advances, coal mining remains enormously dangerous work. The ravages of Black Lung Disease persist, as does the struggle for occupational benefits.

Though surface mining has increasingly become the trend, we remain the voice for such people – those daily giving up their lives for others, but unable to defend themselves.

What a great privilege God has afforded us as lawyers…and what a great responsibility!

As for the earth, from it comes bread, but underneath it is turned up as by fire; its stones are the source of sapphires, and it contains gold dust” (Job 28: 5-6).

Oh, Lord, how great are Your works in all the earth!

Give strength to those who labor with their hands. Give courage to us, that we may speak out for all those without a voice.

Amen

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