7 F.3d 228: Robert H. Yokum, Petitioner, v. Director, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, Unitedstates Department of Labor; Clinchfield Coalcompany, Respondents
United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit. - 7 F.3d 228
Submitted: August 19, 1993.Decided: September 10, 1993
On Petition for Review of an Order of the Benefits Review Board. (89-3788-BLA)
Robert H. Yokum, Petitioner Pro Se. Patricia May Nece, Anne Swiatek, UNITED STATES Department of Labor, Washington, D.C.; Harry Ashby Dickerson, Penn, Stuart, Eskridge & Jones, for Respondents.
Ben. Rev. Bd.
Before HALL, HAMILTON, and LUTTIG, Circuit Judges.
Robert H. Yokum seeks review of the Benefits Review Board's decision and order affirming the administrative law judge's denial of black lung benefits pursuant to 30 U.S.C.A. # 8E8E # 901-945 (West 1986 & Supp. 1992). Our review of the record discloses that the Board's decision is based upon substantial evidence and that this appeal is without merit. Accordingly, we affirm on the reasoning of the Board. Yokum v. Director, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, No. 89-3788-BLA (B.R.B. Aug. 26, 1992). We dispense with oral argument because the facts and legal contentions are adequately presented in the materials before the Court and argument would not aid the decisional process.