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State autopsy service plays an integral role in compensation

The autopsy service performed by the NIOH Pathology Division is a statutory requirement for deceased miners, in line with the ODMWA.
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Silicosis settlement: First claimant pay outs expected in Q2, 2020

Mine workers that have been affected by occupational lung diseases in gold mines will soon start being compensated by the companies for which they worked.
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Establishment of Tshiamiso Trust for silicosis compensation gains momentum

The Tshiamiso Trust, which is being established to ensure meaningful compensation for eligible gold mine workers in South Africa that contracted silicosis or tuberculosis, is gaining momentum.
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Silicosis class action settlement becomes effective

The silicosis settlement agreement reached on 3 May 2018, which is an outcome of the silicosis and tuberculosis class action litigation, has become effective.
Tailings safety

Health, safety and environment regulations need to be reassessed

It will nearly be twelve months since the Brumadinho tailings safety disaster in Brazil which claimed over two hundred and fifty lives.
southern africa

Five million die through mining in southern Africa

Civil Society Organizations and Ex-miners’ associations across the southern Africa region have come together to call for justice for mine workers.

Silicosis: the solutions that work

RDP Filtration Solutions is focused on resolving dust-related issues through the design and implementation of dust extraction systems.
air

Quality air means quality of life in light of WHO statistics

Global statistics from the World Health Organisation estimate there were 25 000 deaths from pneumoconiosis and 46 000 deaths from silicosis in 2013.
Silicosis

Addressing the harsh reality of a bitter past in South Africa

Abrahams Kiewitz Inc. and Richard Spoor Attorneys reached a historic class action settlement with the Occupational Lung Disease (OLD) Working Group representing African Rainbow Minerals, Anglo American SA, AngloGold Ashanti, Gold Fields, Harmony Gold, Sibanye-Stillwater and Pan African Resources.
ArcelorMittal SA

Silicosis and TB class action suit reaches settlement agreement

The legal team representing claimants in the silicosis and tuberculosis class action litigation - and the Occupational Lung Disease Working Group represented by various mining houses have reached a settlement.

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