Silicosis victims to be compensated in landmark settlement

04 March 2016 - 18:18 By TMG Digital

Former gold miners and relatives of deceased ex-miners have reached a landmark settlement of their long-running legal battle against Anglo American South Africa Ltd and AngloGold Ashanti Ltd.The 4‚365 claimants sued the mining companies for dust-related lung diseases‚ silicosis and silico-tuberculosis‚ which they claim were contracted from working in unsafe conditions in the mines.

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