Free confidential black lung screenings set | Health
NIOSH’s Mobile Occupational Safety and Health Unit will be in our area soon to conduct black lung screenings at various locations throughout southern Illinois. All coal miners are encouraged to stop by the mobile and participate in this free health exam.
Typically, testing takes about 25 minutes and includes a short questionnaire, a chest x-ray, and a spirometry (breathing) test. Blood pressure screening will also be available. Although walk-ins will be accepted, miners are urged to call 1-888-480-4042 to schedule an appointment.
Depending on the number of miners participating, some wait time should be anticipated. Hours are 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.
Here’s the schedule:
April 1: Peabody Midwest Mining, Wildcat Hills Mine, 115 Grayson Lane, Eldorado, IL 62930
April 2: Walmart 1344 Hwy 1, Carmi IL 62821
April 3: Economy Inn and Suites, 411 E. Poplar Street, Harrisburg, IL 62946
April 4: Knight Hawk Coal, Prairie Eagle South UG Mine, Prairie Eagle UG Mine at Bath House, Percy, IL 62272
April 5: Peabody Midwest Mining, Gateway Mine, 13101 Zeigler 11 Road, Coulterville, IL 62237
April 8: Prairie State Mining, Lively Grove Mine 4274 County Highway 12, Marissa, IL 62257
April 9: Maryan Mining, Shay #1 Mine, 14300 Brushy Mound Road, Carlinville, IL 62626
April 10:Tri County Coal, Crown III Mine #2 Mine Avenue, Farmersville, IL 62533
April 11: Arch Coal, Viper Mine 5945 Lester Road, Williamsville, IL 62693
April 12: Hampton Inn, 11 Thunderbird Circle, Litchfield, IL 62056