Troy Lester, Petitioner, v. Director, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, Unitedstates Department of Labor; Jewell Ridge Coalcompany, Respondents, 980 F.2d 727 (4th Cir. 1992)

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US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit - 980 F.2d 727 (4th Cir. 1992) Submitted: September 30, 1992Decided: December 11, 1992

On Petition for Review of an Order of the Benefits Review Board. (88-3166-BLA)

Troy Lester, Petitioner Pro Se.

Patricia May Nece, Nancy Grace Feeney, United States Department of Labor, Washington, D.C.; Monroe Jamison, Jr., Penn, Stuart, Eskridge & Jones, Abingdon, Virginia, for Respondents.



Before WILKINS, HAMILTON, and LUTTIG, Circuit Judges.



Troy Lester 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. §§ 901-945 (West 1986 & Supp. 1991). 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. Lester v. Director, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, BRB No. 88-3166-BLA (Ben. Rev. Bd. Jan. 28, 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.