Coal miners stop work over black lung

THE discovery of three Queensland coal miners with black lung has led to walkouts at Glencore and Anglo American mines, with health and safety of underground coal mine workers back on the agenda.

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Black lung, or coal workers pneumoconiosis, which is caused by a build-up of coal dust in the lungs due to inadequate ventilation and health standards in coalmines, was last detected 30 years ago.