Black lung screenings will be available in Hesperus and Durango on Monday and Tuesday.
In Hesperus, screenings will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday at King II Mine, 6473 County Road 120. In Durango, screenings will be held from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Walmart, 1155 South Camino del Rio. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health will conduct the screenings.
All coal miners are encouraged to participate in this free health exam, which takes about 30 minutes and includes a short questionnaire, a chest radiograph and a spirometry (breathing) test. Blood pressure screening will also be completed.
Although walk-ins will be accepted, participants are asked to call (888) 480-4042 to schedule an appointment.
Results are confidential.