Thermo Fisher EPM: Company unveils new device to protect coal miners

FRANKLIN - Thermo Fisher Scientific on Tuesday launched a new device that will allow coal miners to monitor in real time their exposure to the dangerous dust particles that cause black lung disease. Most of the company's 325 employees gathered at its Forge Parkway facility for the unveiling of the Thermo Scientific PDM 3700 personal dust monitor, a device that miners can wear on their belts to measure the amount of coal dust in which they are exposed.

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