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BHP to encourage coal workers to check for black lung

BHP Billiton is encouraging its open cut coal workers to seek reviews if they have concerns their historic dust exposure could lead to black lung disease, CEO Andrew Mackenzie told the company’s annual meeting.

Lou Caruana
Queensland BHP Billiton open cut coal worker Paul Head who was diagnosed with black lung.

Queensland BHP Billiton open cut coal worker Paul Head who was diagnosed with black lung.

The company has also made these services available to former workers so they can access medical assessments free of charge after three BHP Billiton coal mine workers were found to have the disease, including...

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