South Africa gold miners to sue over lung disease
13 May 2016
- From the section Africa
Former gold miners in South African can go ahead with a class action against mining companies over the damage to their health allegedly caused by their work, a court in Johannesburg has ruled.
The decision by the high court paves the way for thousands of miners to take part in what would become the largest class action in South African history.
They say they contracted silicosis, an incurable lung disease, from years of working in the mines.
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Source: BBC World