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17 November 2011

Gold miners denied silicosis checks

A lawyer for hundreds of former South African gold miners accused their ex-employers of failing to provide access to regular check-ups for silicosis.

A lawyer for hundreds of former South African gold miners accused their ex-employers of failing to provide access to regular check-ups for silicosis, an incurable lung disease caused by inhaling dust.

"It's a scandal," he told a news conference in Johannesburg.

 
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