compensation for occupational asthma in south african gold miners

South African Gold Producers Reach Lung-Disease Settlement

May 03, 2018 · Harmony Gold Mining Co. Ltd. and other mining companies agreed to resolve a lawsuit filed by workers who said they contracted deadly lung diseases in South African gold mines in

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Occupational Asthma Reference: Silica exposure, silicosis ...

Abstract. The effects of exposure to gold mining dust with a high concentration of free silica and tobacco smoking on mortality from lung cancer was assessed in a sample of 2209 white South African gold miners who started mining exposure during 1936-43, and were selected for a study of respiratory disorders in 1968-71 when they were aged 45-54.

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Occupational Asthma Reference: Emphysema type in relation ...

Occupational Asthma Reference. ... , Emphysema type in relation to silica dust exposure in South African gold miners [published erratum appears in Am Rev Respir Dis 1991 Nov;144(5):1223], Am Rev Respir Dis, 1991;143:1241-1247, Keywords: ob, emphysema, silica, gold miner, miner, am, mine, silicosis, d, hi Known Authors. Eva Hnizdo If you would ...

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Occupational lung disease in the South African mining ...

South African miners face an epidemic of occupational lung diseases. Despite a plethora of research on the mining industry, and the gold mining industry in particular, research impact (including ...

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Occupational respiratory diseases in the South African ...

Silicosis was first reported in South African gold miners in the early 1900s, and South Africa now has one of the highest rates of silicosis worldwide [87]. There are an estimated 500 000 ...

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Occupational respiratory diseases in the South African ...

Jan 24, 2013 · The first theme addresses trends in silicosis in the South African gold-mining industry over a period of 33 years, and the second explores the potential for occupational respiratory disease in the under-researched platinum- and diamond-mining sectors.

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Occupational Respiratory Diseases of Miners from Two Gold ...

Gold Mine is operated by the Gold Fields Ltd. of South Africa. The Obuasi Gold Mine is an open-pit and underground gold mine, situated near Obuasi and is one of the top-9 largest gold mines on Earth [19]. Gold mining began at the mine more than 112 years ago, in 1897, when it was known originally as Ashati Mine [20].

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Occupational lung disease in the South African mining ...

mines. Trapido et al63 estimated the unpaid occupational lung disease compensation for gold miners to be 10 billion South African rands (US$1.4 billion; $1¼R7) in 1996, closer to 20 billion rands (US$2.9 billion) today. Even in poor countries, investments in compensation systems should bring greater returns in reduced disease burdens and

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How to Claim - Occupational Health Process in the South ...

Occupational Health Process in the South African Mining Industry

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South Africa miners reach $400 million silicosis ...

May 03, 2018 · South African gold producers agreed a 5 billion rand ($400 million) class action settlement on Thursday with law firms representing thousands of miners

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Occupational Respiratory Diseases of Miners from Two Gold ...

Gold Mine is operated by the Gold Fields Ltd. of South Africa. The Obuasi Gold Mine is an open-pit and underground gold mine, situated near Obuasi and is one of the top-9 largest gold mines on Earth [19]. Gold mining began at the mine more than 112 years ago, in 1897, when it was known originally as Ashati Mine [20].

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How to Claim - Occupational Health Process in the South ...

Occupational Health Process in the South African Mining Industry

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Compensation framework - Occupational Health Process in ...

Most mineworkers in South Africa are covered by ODMWA for occupational lung diseases, based on a state-determined assessment of whether or not a mine is 'controlled'. Mining companies contribute certain amounts to an ODMWA-based compensation fund.

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Mining industry of South Africa - Wikipedia

Mining in South Africa was once the main driving force behind the history and development of Africa's most advanced and richest economy. Large-scale and profitable mining started with the discovery of a diamond on the banks of the Orange River in 1867 by Erasmus Jacobs and the subsequent discovery and exploitation of the Kimberley pipes a few years later.

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Tackling injustices of occupational lung disease acquired ...

Background. South Africa’s mineral resources have produced, and continue to produce, enormous economic wealth; yet decades of colonialism, apartheid, capital flight, and challenges in the neoliberal post-apartheid era have resulted in high rates of occupational lung disease and low rates of compensation for ex-miners and their families.

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South Africa Mine Workers Set to Receive Lung Disease ...

Aug 31, 2017 · Former workers who contracted deadly lung diseases in South African gold mines decades ago may soon finally receive compensation. ... Set to Receive Lung Disease Compensation By ... Occupational ...

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How mine dumps in South Africa affect the health of ...

May 02, 2018 · Mining is a major economic activity in many developing countries. In South Africa, mining of gold, coal and other natural resources has played a

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A Century of Miners’ Compensation in South Africa

A Century of Miners’ Compensation in South Africa Rodney Ehrlich, MBChB,DOH FCPHM(Occ Med)(SA) PhD The year 2011 marked the centenary of compensation legislation for miners’ lung disease in South Africa. This commentary aims to demonstrate that the current com-pensation system does not serve its intended beneficiaries, particularly the ...

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A century of deadly mining dust: A timeline of SA's ...

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.

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Miners can register for silicosis, TB claims online - The ...

Jun 20, 2018 · The companies African Rainbow Minerals, Anglo American SA, AngloGold Ashanti, Gold Fields, Harmony and Sibanye-Stillwater and attorneys which represented the

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Coal miners next to launch lung disease compensation claims

The Southern African Catholic Bishops Conference (SACBC) Justice and Peace Commission and Richard Spoor Attorneys say coal miners are the next in line to seek compensation for occupational

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Landmark settlement sees South African mine workers ...

Jul 29, 2019 · On 26 July, the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg granted final approval of the historic settlement reached in May 2018 for thousands of South African gold mine workers and dependents of workers who developed tuberculosis, silicosis and other chronic illnesses after being exposed to toxic silica dust while working in the gold mines.

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South African gold miners to appeal ruling in silicosis ...

Jun 22, 2016 · South Africa’s top gold mining companies will file an appeal Thursday at the Johannesburg High Court against a recent court ruling allowing the

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South African miners to tackle lung disease claims ...

Nov 18, 2014 · Five of South Africa’s largest gold miners announced Tuesday the creation of a group that will look at compensation and medical care for people that have acquired occupational

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Counting the Cost: Gold Mining and Occupational Disease in ...

Jan 22, 2009 · A fter more than a century of commercial success, gold mining in South Africa is a dying industry.Over the past decade more than 250,000 jobs have been lost. The corporate restructuring of the 1990s has left only four major players: AngloGold, AvGold, Goldfields, and RandGold.

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South African gold miners gain $400m lung disease payout ...

May 03, 2018 · In 2013 Anglo American South Africa settled a compensation claim brought by 23 former gold miners in the country. It was the first silicosis settlement in South Africa and paved the

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Occupational lung disease in the South African mining ...

South African miners face an epidemic of occupational lung diseases. Despite a plethora of research on the mining industry, and the gold mining industry in particular, research impact (including disease surveillance) on policy implementation and occupational health systems performance lags.

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Miners' silicosis win paves way for industry compensation ...

Mar 10, 2016 · Miners’ silicosis win paves way for industry compensation scheme. ... we began the silicosis litigation for South African gold-miners. The goal was the establishment of an industrywide gold ...

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Settlement reached for South African gold miners | Mining ...

Jul 31, 2019 · WASHINGTON, D.C. — The High Court of South Africa in Johannesburg granted final approval on July 26 of the settlement reached in May 2018 for thousands of South African gold

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South Africa sets aside R1.5bn for miners

Jun 01, 2015 · Workers from other countries who have worked in South African mines are also eligible to apply for the fund. “Yes I am here to pay back the money,” Motsoaledi told the crowd, which included miners who received their confirmation letters for the approval of the compensation as well as unions representing the miners.

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South African gold miners agree to landmark silicosis, TB ...

The Blom/President Steyn Mine matter, she explained, was the first case on silicosis in South Africa and served as a test case to establish the liability of Anglo American South Africa as a parent ...

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South Africa's historic silicosis class action: why the ...

May 09, 2018 · The lawyers for miners who either fell sick or died after contracting silicosis and tuberculosis on South Africa’s gold mines, have reached a

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Groundbreaking Settlement on Behalf of Southern African ...

Jul 29, 2019 · Hausfeld is proud to announce that on Friday, July 26, 2019, the High Court of South Africa in Johannesburg approved a groundbreaking settlement on behalf of Southern African gold miners suffering from occupational lung disease.

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UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN - School of Public Health and ...

UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN Occasional monograph White N. Is the ODMW Act fair? A Comparison of the Occupational Diseases in Mines and Works Amendment Act, 1993 and the Compensation of Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993 with respect to compensation of Pneumoconiosis. Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health Research.

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Gold miners are dying of silicosis and TB while waiting ...

South Africa’s wealthy and privileged owe a direct debt to those whose lives paid for the gold industry on which the South African economy was built. For 120 years, mining companies and the South African State have failed to protect miners from across southern Africa from harmful conditions resulting in

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Ex-Wenela workers inch closer to receiving millions in ...

At least 8 000 Zimbabweans who worked in South African gold mines during the 1960s will this week inch closer to receiving millions in compensation and unclaimed benefits from six gold mining companies in line with a court ruling made last year. It is understood that some of the former Witwatersrand Native Labour Association (Wenela)

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Occupational lung disease in the South African mining ...

South African miners face an epidemic of occupational lung diseases. Despite a plethora of research on the mining industry, and the gold mining industry in particular, research impact (including disease surveillance) on policy implementation and occupational health systems performance lags. We describe the gold mining environment, and research ...

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South Africa gold miners' silicosis lawsuit settlement ...

Mar 11, 2018 · South African gold producers will likely reach a settlement within six weeks in a lawsuit over a fatal lung disease that companies have set aside 5 billion rand ($420 million) in provisions for, a ...

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