Thomas T. WILLIAMS, Petitioner,
UNITED STATES STEEL MINING COMPANY, INCORPORATED; Director,
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, United
States Department of Labor, Respondents.
United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit.
Submitted February 18, 1994.
Decided October 11, 1994.
37 F.3d 1497
NOTICE: Fourth Circuit I.O.P. 36.6 states that citation of unpublished dispositions is disfavored except for establishing res judicata, estoppel, or the law of the case and requires service of copies of cited unpublished dispositions of the Fourth Circuit.
On petition for Review of an Order of the Benefits Review Board. (92-888-BLA)
Thomas Williams, pro se.
Ronald Eugene Gilbertson, Kilcullen, Wilson & Kilcullen, Washington, DC.
Patricia May Nece and Jill M. Otte, U.S. Dept. of Labor, Washington, DC, for Respondents.
Before WIDENER and WILLIAMS, Circuit Judges, and PHILLIPS, Senior Circuit Judge.
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.1993). 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. Williams v. United Steel Mining Co., No. 92-888-BLA (B.R.B. Aug. 31, 1993). 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.