Section of a coal worker's lung showing black lung disease with progressive massive fibrosis.Contributed
Section of a coal worker's lung showing black lung disease with progressive massive fibrosis.Contributed Contributed

Eleventh case of black lung disease is confirmed

THE fourth case of black lung disease, or coal workers' pneumoconiosis, in the past week has been confirmed.

The Department of Natural Resources and Mines last night confirmed a 56-year-old who has worked at an underground coal mine in the Bowen Basin, has the disease.

Black lung disease is caused by extended exposure to coal dust. See tomorrow's Daily Mercury for our next instalment of Operation Dust Storm, our black lung campaign series.



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