Central Qld forums highlight the dangers of black lung

THE Mine Dust Diseases Victims Group held forums in Rockhampton, Mackay and Moranbah this week to inform current and former coal miners about the debilitating and often deadly black lung coal mine dust diseases and to call for greater input by mining companies in combatting it.

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There is growing awareness of black lung and its impact on victims.

Victims Group advocate Jim Pearce said the forums demanded coal producers such as BHP pay 1c per tonne per week into a fund to assist workers purchase best-practice technology and expertise.