BATON ROUGE, La. - A unanimous Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal panel issued an opinion Sept. 21 affirming temporary workers' compensation benefits for a welder who complained that exposure to metal alloy fumes caused him to develop pneumonia secondary to bronchiolitis obliterans; it found no merit in the welder's argument that the lung condition is permanent (Edward Blake v. Turner Industries Group, No. 12-140, La. App., 1st Cir.; 2012 L. App. LEXIS 1180).