Nald H. Starcher, Petitioner, v. Majestic Mining Company, Director, Office of Workers'compensation Programs, United States Department Oflabor, Respondents, 944 F.2d 902 (4th Cir. 1991)

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US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit - 944 F.2d 902 (4th Cir. 1991) Submitted Aug. 26, 1991. Decided Sept. 16, 1991

On Petition for Review of an Order of the Benefits Review Board. (90-1905-BLA)

Donald H. Starcher, petitioner pro se.

Mary Rich Maloy, Jackson & Kelly, Charleston, W.Va., Dorothy L. Page, Barbara J. Johnson, United States Department of Labor, Washington, D.C., for respondents.



Before WILKINSON and WILKINS, Circuit Judges, and BUTZNER, Senior Circuit Judge.



Donald H. Starcher 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. §§ 901-945. Our review of the record and the Board's decision and order discloses that this appeal is without merit. Accordingly, we grant leave to proceed in forma pauperis and affirm on the reasoning of the Board. Starcher v. Majestic Mining Co., 90-1905-BLA (Ben.Rev.Bd. May 22, 1991). 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.