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Dozens feared affected by stone cutting

News.com.au Stuart Layt AAP September 18, 2018

Dozens more workers could have contracted a life-threatening lung disease, as the Queensland government announces an immediate crackdown on dry-cutting artificial stone benchtops. 91 more words

Environmental Toxicology

Spike in cases of life-threatening lung disease in workers

Brisbane Times 18 September 2018

There has been a spike in cases of a deadly illness caused by inhaling silica dust in Queensland.

Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace said WorkCover Queensland had received 22 claims for compensation for silicosis from workers in the engineered stone benchtop industry in the past three weeks, making a total of 26 compensation claims. 64 more words

Forensic Pathology

Terminal silicosis: Six cases in three weeks prompts urgent government warning to workers

ABC News Josh Bavas, Kristian Silva 18 September 2018

Garry Moratti, 50, has worked as a stonemason his entire career but was forced off the job after he was diagnosed with silicosis, an aggressive form of pneumoconiosis, a disease with no cure that traditionally affects coal mine workers.  64 more words

Environmental Toxicology

Action on violence to nurses

Townsville Bulletin 7 September 2018

IN JUNE this year the

Bulletin

reported

that nurses had requested an urgent

review into workplace health and safety

at the Alec Illin Secure Mental Health… 257 more words

Clinical Forensic Medicine

Farmers fear Roundup will be killed off as lawsuits pile up against Bayer after US cancer ruling

ABC News Sue Lannin 7 September 2018

The world’s biggest farm chemical company, Bayer, is facing billions of dollars in lawsuits after a US jury found last month the weed killer Roundup caused a school groundsman’s cancer. 58 more words

Drug Analysis And Toxicology

Teens seriously burnt by high voltage railway wires on Gold Coast

ABC News 6 September 2018

Three 17-year-old boys have suffered serious burns after an incident involving live railway lines on Queensland’s Gold Coast.
Police said the teenagers were found under a rail overpass near Jacobs Well-Pimpama Road, just after 8:30pm on Thursday. 81 more words

Clinical Forensic Medicine

High ropes adventure course operators told to review procedures after strangling incident

ABC News Nicole Hegarty 6 September 2018

All Queensland high ropes course operators have been asked to review their procedures after a 14-year-old Brisbane schoolboy was strangled at a camp near the Sunshine Coast in May. 64 more words

Clinical Forensic Medicine