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Number of Queenslanders diagnosed with black lung soars

An industry body mainly representing coal mine workers is devastated to learn the number of Queenslanders diagnosed with black lung disease has reached an all-time high. More than 100 Queenslanders...

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Industry blamed for ignoring emissions reduction tech

The industry not taking emissions reduction technology seriously enough, an internationally renowned engineer has warned. Mathers Hydraulics Technology (MHT) founder Norm Mathers is fed up with...

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Inquiry hears horrors of black lung disease

A North American expert in black lung has revealed at an inquiry the deadly disease is still killing Queensland coal miners even though authorities thought it was non-existent. United States black...

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Laws finally changed to protect miners against black lung

Authorities have yielded to widespread concerns about the horrifying effects of black lung, and passed new rules to protect Queensland coal miners from the deadly disease. Queensland Parliament will...

Tighter laws to protect coal miners against black lung

Tighter rules to protect Queensland miners from coal workers pneumoconiosis will officially kick in from January 1. Minister for State Development and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines Dr...

Black lung parliamentary inquiry kicks off

Public hearings for the Queensland parliamentary inquiry into black lung disease have started today, just days after it was revealed an open cut miner was diagnosed with the potentially fatal disease...

Black lung disease detected in open cut mine

The first confirmed case of black lung disease in a Queensland open cut mine has been revealed. The diagnosis has sparked widespread concern in the mining industry, with the potentially fatal lung...

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Fatality-free year for mining and quarry industries

The Queensland metalliferous mining, quarrying and coal mining industries experienced a fatality-free year in 2015-16, according to the Commissioner for Mine Safety and Health’s annual performance...

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