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Jinning fined $30,000 for failing to monitor workers' lead levels

KALGOORLIE-based fire assay company Jinning was fined $30,000 in the Kalgoorlie Magistrates Court and ordered to pay costs of $5647 after four workers were found to have elevated levels of lead in their blood.

Kalgoorlie magistrates court

Kalgoorlie magistrates court

The company uses lead flux to determine the precious metal contents of core samples. One of the workers had to undergo chelation therapy treatment in hospital to reduce his blood lead levels, which...

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