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Queensland gov’t launches “attack” on black lung

Tougher coal dust controls, new and better testing, and better trained medicos are the backbone of a new regime to protect the health of the state’s 5500 underground coal miners. A day after...

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Fourth case of black lung confirmed in a week

A fourth case of black lung has been confirmed in less than a week, bringing the total number of coal miners diagnosed to 11. The Department of Natural Resources and Mines announced the latest victim...

Three new cases of black lung confirmed

Three cases of black lung have been confirmed in as many days taking the total number of confirmed cases to 10. A 55-year-old underground coal mine worker was confirmed to have the deadly lung...

goonyella riverside miner dies in arc gouging incident

Infographic: The state of coal

Emil Jeyaratnam, The Conversation; James Whitmore, The Conversation; Reema Rattan, The Conversation, and Wes Mountain, The Conversation As the world moves to combat climate change, it’s increasingly...

First female mine safety commissioner for QLD

A pioneering mining expert has become Queensland’s first female Commissioner for Mine Safety and Health. Minister for State Development and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines Dr Anthony...

Victorian power station worker hospitalised

A Victorian power station worker was hospitalised last week after becoming trapped in a pipe. The RTL Mining and Earthworks employee became stuck at 1.40pm on Wednesday while working in a trench at...

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