Henry H. Hamm, Petitioner, v. Director, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, Unitedstates Department of Labor, Norfolk and Westernrailway Company, Respondents, 917 F.2d 557 (4th Cir. 1990)

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US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit - 917 F.2d 557 (4th Cir. 1990) Submitted Oct. 1, 1990. Decided Oct. 31, 1990

On Petition for Review of an Order of the Benefits Review Board. (BRB No. 88-2124-BLA)

Henry H. Hamm, petitioner pro se.

Paul Frieden, Michael J. Denney, United States Department of Labor, Washington, D.C., Douglas Allan Smoot, Jackson & Kelly, Charleston, W.V., for respondents.



Before DONALD RUSSELL and PHILLIPS, Circuit Judges, and BUTZNER, Senior Circuit Judge.


Henry H. Hamm 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. §§ 901 et seq. Our review of the record and the Board's decision and order discloses that this appeal is without merit. Accordingly, we affirm on the reasoning of the Board. Hamm v. DOWCP, BRB No. 88-2124-BLA (Ben.Rev.Bd. Mar. 30 & Aug. 3, 1990). 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.