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As many as 12 miners could have black lung, union says

A seventh case of Black Lung disease has been announced this week, with confirmation coming that the latest case is a 55-year-old miner with a long history working in Queensland coal mines. CFMEU...

Return of the black lung to face Senate inquiry

A Senate inquiry into the return of the deadly black lung disease has been announced this week. Six Queensland coal miners have been diagnosed with coal workers’ pneumoconiosis, or black lung...

Black Lung: Union says gov’t needs to do more

A sixth black lung case has been confirmed in Queensland, with a 51-year-old electrician diagnosed last week. The diagnosis comes just days after Mining Minister Dr Anthony Lynham announced a five...

Black Lung sees Central Queensland miners walk off site

The return of the deadly Black Lung disease has seen Central Queensland mine workers walk off site as concerns for their health arise. Four Queensland miners, including two employed at Vale’s...

Deadly “Black Lung” disease re-emerges in Queensland

Three cases of Black Lung have been detected in three months at coal mines in Queensland, in what could be the tip of the iceberg for a disease that had been wiped out in Australia half a century ago...

Safety campaign stickers banned from miners helmets

Workers at Queensland coal mines will wear safety stickers on their work gear today as part of a Day of Action to promote safety in their workplaces, despite this being banned by many employers...

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