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Jun 26, 2020

Miners’ lung health checks expanded beyond coal

Miners’ lung health checks expanded beyond coal

Queensland’s hard-rock mining and quarry workers will soon have mandatory and free lung health checks, like their coal mining counterparts. Mines Minister Anthony Lynham said the checks would apply from September 1. They are intended to help protect the state’s 15,000 mineral mine and quarry workers from protect them from dust lung diseases like silicosis….

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