Arlin Murphy, Petitioner, v. Jumacris Mining, Incorporated; Director, Office of Workers'compensation Programs, United States Department Oflabor, Respondents, 73 F.3d 358 (4th Cir. 1995)

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US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit - 73 F.3d 358 (4th Cir. 1995) Dec. 26, 1995. Submitted Dec. 14, 1995. Decided Dec. 26, 1995

Arlin Murphy, Petitioner Pro Se. George Lawson Partain, Logan, West Virginia; Christian P. Barber, Jennifer U. Toth, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, Washington, D.C., for Respondents.



Before ERVIN, Chief Judge, and WIDENER and WILKINS, 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.1995). 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. Murphy v. Jumacris Coal Co., No. 89-3073-BLA (B.R.B. Apr. 27, 1995). 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.



Appellant's claim was for medical benefits only