Coalminer diagnosed with coal workers' pneumoconiosis


Monday, 24 August, 2020


Coalminer diagnosed with coal workers' pneumoconiosis

A 61-year-old worker has been diagnosed with coal workers’ pneumoconiosis. The NSW Resources Regulator has published an investigation into how the worker, who has 41 years’ coalmining experience, could have contracted the disease.

The Regulator concluded that the worker’s condition is related to his work as a coalminer. However, it cannot reasonably be determined, based on a review of the evidence obtained, whether the worker contracted the disease as a consequence of exposure while working at a particular mine. Information about the full investigation is available here.

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