Arab Today, arab today anglo american reaches silicosis deal in south africa
Last Updated : GMT 19:02:40
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Anglo American reaches silicosis deal in South Africa

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Anglo American reaches silicosis deal in South Africa

Johannesburg - AFP

South African mineworkers who contracted the respiratory disease silicosis have won a \"landmark\" settlement against mining giant Anglo American, ending a long-running claim, their lawyers said Wednesday. \"This is the first gold miners\' silicosis settlement in South Africa,\" legal firm Leigh Day said in a statement. The London-based firm said the terms of the monetary settlement for the 23 miners were \"confidential.\" \"Today’s settlement gives a significant boost to silicosis victims’ quest for an industry-wide settlement scheme,\" it said. Former mineworkers employed by the firm claimed they got silicosis, which has no known cure, from inhaling dangerous levels of silica dust while drilling rocks in goldmines. When miners are exposed to excessive amounts, silica dust lodges in the lungs and permanently scars the organ. Symptoms include persistent coughing and shortness of breath, and the disease often leads to tuberculosis and death. The cases were brought in 2004 and 2009. Lawyers said seven claimants had died during the course of the trial and that others were in poor health. They added that the settlement was in their \"best interest\". The case was due for an arbitration hearing next year. \"We urge the gold mining companies to establish an industry-wide settlement scheme without delay,\" said lawyer Richard Meeran. Anglo American\'s South African affiliate confirmed that \"the settlement has been reached without admission of liability.\" Anglo American moved its headquarters from Johannesburg to London in 1999, a year after grouping its gold operations into Anglo Gold, now Anglo Gold Ashanti. It has since sold its gold interests. The company also faces a separate class-action suit brought by around 4,000 miners.

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today anglo american reaches silicosis deal in south africa Arab Today, arab today anglo american reaches silicosis deal in south africa

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Jordan airline suggests flyers 'talk'

GMT 11:59 2017 Friday ,24 March

Jordan airline suggests flyers 'talk'
Arab Today, arab today 5 Crafty Must-Have Limited-Budget Ideas

GMT 17:03 2017 Saturday ,25 March

5 Crafty Must-Have Limited-Budget Ideas
Arab Today, arab today Dozens dead in US-led Syria strikes

GMT 08:35 2017 Thursday ,23 March

Dozens dead in US-led Syria strikes
View News in Arabic - Business: نفط وبتروكيماويات
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Yemen children dream of school

GMT 07:25 2017 Friday ,24 March

Yemen children dream of school
Arab Today, arab today MP submits a petition to dismiss university head

GMT 06:21 2017 Friday ,24 March

MP submits a petition to dismiss university head
Arab Today, arab today Salvage of South Korea's Sewol ferry

GMT 04:51 2017 Friday ,24 March

Salvage of South Korea's Sewol ferry
Arab Today, arab today Prepares to give stargazers an eyeful

GMT 13:38 2017 Monday ,06 March

Prepares to give stargazers an eyeful
Arab Today, arab today Audi RS 5 Coupe acquires new design

GMT 13:22 2017 Thursday ,23 March

Audi RS 5 Coupe acquires new design
Arab Today, arab today Renault Trezor wins design award

GMT 11:56 2017 Tuesday ,21 March

Renault Trezor wins design award
Arab Today, arab today Actress Mervat Amin reveals her role in new series
Arab Today, arab today 2017 already marked

GMT 15:25 2017 Tuesday ,21 March

2017 already marked

GMT 06:04 2017 Thursday ,23 March

Haifa Wahby bets on her new drama show

GMT 22:00 2017 Thursday ,23 March

Number of unwedded girls amounts to 2.5m

GMT 18:57 2017 Tuesday ,21 March

Accessories designer reveals her new collection

GMT 10:34 2017 Tuesday ,21 March

Mexico threatens to ditch US corn imports

GMT 13:26 2017 Friday ,24 February

Expresses Algerian history by woody figures

GMT 20:03 2017 Saturday ,25 March

Health expert warns from dust sensitivity

GMT 07:36 2017 Wednesday ,22 March

US, Britain ban laptops on flights

GMT 06:31 2015 Thursday ,04 June

Pluto's unruly moons

GMT 19:27 2017 Saturday ,11 March

Boualsof launches "Priestess Kahina" collection
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday