Another case of black lung reported in Qld

PERTH ( – Another case of coal miner’s pneumoconiosis (black lung) has been confirmed in Queensland. The latest case involved a 51-year old electrician who previously worked in underground coal mines, but was not currently active in the mining industry.

Natural Resources and Mines Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said that a routine pre-employment medical assessment revealed abnormalities which, following further scans and tests, was confirmed as coal worker’s pneumoconiosis by a Brisbane-based respiratory physician.

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