Essie R. Blackwell, Petitioner, v. A. K. Fraley Construction Company; Director, Office Ofworkers' Compensation Programs, United Statesdepartment of Labor, Respondents, 989 F.2d 491 (4th Cir. 1993)

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US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit - 989 F.2d 491 (4th Cir. 1993) Submitted: February 9, 1993Decided: March 15, 1993

On Petition for Review of an Order of the Benefits Review Board. (90-1662-BLA)

Essie R. Blackwell, Petitioner Pro Se.

Harry Ashby Dickerson, PENN, STUART, ESKRIDGE & JONES, Abingdon, Virginia; Barbara J. Johnson, Rodger Pitcairn, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, Washington, D.C., for Respondents.

Ben. Rev. Bd.


Before WILKINS, NIEMEYER, and LUTTIG, Circuit Judges.



Essie R. Blackwell 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. Blackwell v. A. K. Fraley Constr. Co., No. 90-1662-BLA (B.R.B. Dec. 10, 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.