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South African Silicosis | Hausfeld

This historic class action settlement, the first ever of its kind in South Africa, reflects more than a decade of preparation and litigation aimed at providing compensation to the gold miners who suffered from silicosis and tuberculosis over the last 50 years.

Can silicosis be South African Mining Industry Best ...

South African Mining Industry Best Practice on the Prevention of Silicosis Prepared By David W Stanton,Bharath K Belle,Kobus JJ Dekker and Jan JL Du Plessis Published by the Mine Health and Safety Council Safety in Mines Research Advisory Committee Braamfontein Centre 23 Jorissen Street Braamfontein 2001 South Africa. March 2006 ISBN 1-919853-21-9

Mines report progress in preventing deadly silicosis ...

Mines report progress in preventing deadly silicosis 12 February 2018 By Pete Lewis. ... Silicosis is a progressive, deadly lung disease caused by silica dust. Workers' lungs scarred by silica dust are much more likely to contract TB. ... For a long time South African mines have lagged behind world standards in this regard. State-of-the-art ...

Mineworkers to get compensation - finally | Health-e

May 04, 2018· "The Blom/President Steyn Mine matter was the first case on silicosis in South Africa. It served as a test case to establish the liability of Anglo American SA as a parent company." A call centre will be set up to provide the public with information on making claims and to record claims.

Safeguards against silicosis in mining

Sep 19, 2011· South Africa might be an example of a country where the dangers of mining-related silicosis are most pronounced, but the disease is still a problem in developed mining industries. Deaths from silicosis and related illnesses still occur in US mining, for example, and the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has announced it is planning ...

Silicosis prevalence and exposure-response relations in ...

Oct 01, 2004· Although South Africa has over a century of goldmining and silicosis experience, remarkably little is known about the prevalence of silicosis and specifically exposure-response relations for silicosis among black goldminers. 1, 2 Black goldminers are largely migrant contract workers originating from rural labour sending areas in Southern Africa, who have historically been employed …

Silicosis - South African Medical Journal

Silicosis – 10 000 gold miners getting set to sue. Tagged as victims of 'the world's biggest, longest running industrial disaster; dwarfing Chernobyl', 10 000 known silicosis-affected southern African gold miners are finally set to negotiate a payout that could induce a painful paroxysm of shareholder coughing across the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.

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On 3 May 2018, African Rainbow Minerals, Anglo American SA, AngloGold Ashanti, Gold Fields, Harmony and Sibanye Stillwater – reached a settlement with attorneys who represent claimants in the silicosis and tuberculosis (TB) class action litigation.

Trends in silicosis prevalence and the ... - BMC Public Health

Dec 18, 2015· In 2003 the South African mining industry committed itself to eliminating silicosis, the target being no new cases by 2013 among miners unexposed to silica dust prior to 2008 [].In 2012 the Ministers of Health of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) signed a declaration committing their countries to reducing the burden of mining related lung disease [].

South Africa: Silicosis – Unpacking the Gold Mines ...

Mar 28, 2017· South Africa: Silicosis – Unpacking the Gold Mines' Strategy Posted on March 28, 2017 by admin The appeal by the country's biggest gold mining companies against last year's decision by the South Gauteng High Court to allow sick gold miners to fight for compensation as a group is to be heard in the Supreme Court of Appeal in May.

Silicosis Claims In The South African Mining Industry ...

Class action lawsuit involving 27,000 affected miners or their families may represent just 10% of the total number of silicosis sufferers in South Africa. The South African gold mining industry faces a number of challenges including falling gold prices, sticky labour pricing, the increasing costs of production, inconsistent energy supply and ...

South Africa's Gold Mines and the Politics of Silicosis on ...

Book Description: South Africa's gold mines are the largest and historically among the most profitable in the world. Yet at what human cost? This book reveals how the mining industry, abetted by a minority state, hid a pandemic of silicosis for almost a century and allowed miners infected with tuberculosis to spread disease to rural communities in South Africa and to labour-sending states.

A century of deadly mining dust: A timeline of SA ... - Fin24

Jul 27, 2019· Thousands of miners, ex-employees and dependents of deceased miners will finally receive compensation for suffering through tuberculosis or silicosis because of working underground in South African gold mines, following Friday's historic court decision.. The Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg approved the settlement of a lengthy class-action lawsuit.

Miners can register for silicosis/TB claims online | Fin24

Jun 20, 2018· A website and Facebook page have been launched to assist mineworkers and their families in registering their claims for silicosis/TB settlements. According to a statement issued by the companies, those entitled to compensation can use the website …

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Richard Spoor Inc, Abrahams Kiewitz Inc and the Legal Resources Centre – representing claimants in the silicosis and tuberculosis class action litigation – and the Occupational Lung Disease Working Group – representing African Rainbow Minerals, Anglo American SA, AngloGold Ashanti, Gold Fields, Harmony and Sibanye-Stillwater – are pleased to announce that the a full bench of the South ...