Notice: Fourth Circuit Local Rule 36(c) States That Citation of Unpublished Dispositions is Disfavored Except for Establishing Res Judicata, Estoppel, or the Law of the Case and Requires Service of Copies of Cited Unpublished Dispositions of the Fourth Circuit.guy Shortridge, Petitioner, v. Director, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, Unitedstates Department of Labor; Pioneer Coal Company,incorporated, Respondents, 61 F.3d 901 (4th Cir. 1995)

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit - 61 F.3d 901 (4th Cir. 1995) Submitted: June 13, 1995. Decided: July 21, 1995

Guy Shortridge, Petitioner Pro Se. Patricia May Nece, Helen Hart Cox, United States Department of Labor, Washington, DC; Timothy Ward Gresham, Penn, Stuart, Eskridge & Jones, Abingdon, VA, for Respondents.

Before WIDENER, WILKINSON, and HAMILTON, Circuit Judges.


Appellant 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. Secs. 901-945 (West 1986 & Supp.1994). Our review of the record discloses that the Board's decision is based upon substantial evidence and is without reversible error. Accordingly, we affirm on the reasoning of the Board. Shortridge v. Director, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, Nos. 93-1830-BLA; 88-173-BLA (B.R.B. July 26, 1994). 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.