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Lawmakers Finalize Deal Between Miners and U of U

Lawmakers Finalize Deal Between Miners and U of U

Posted - Jan. 27, 2004 at 7:32 a.m.



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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- A settlement between disabled miners and the University of Utah is final.

The University Rehabilitation Center designated for miners' medical care since 1957 will officially be renamed the University of Utah Rehabilitation Center and Miners Hospital.

The settlement allows miners access to the full range of services available through the university's health system. It also creates programs throughout the state where miners live and work such as services from outreach coordinators and annual seminars on mining-related issues.

The United Mine Workers of America and two disabled miners sued the state in 1997 over how money in a trust fund set up by Congress to benefit disabled miners was being handled.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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