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South African Miners Take Class Action Suit To High Court, Alleging Mining Companies Failed To Protect Health

NPR: Gold Miners Breathe The Dust, Fall Ill: ‘They Did Not Give Me Nothing’
“Miners in South Africa have some of the highest rates of silicosis in the world. … Now, thousands of current and former South African miners are asking the country’s highest court for the right to proceed with a lawsuit against the gold mining industry. They argue that mining companies failed to protect their health. If it’s certified, the class action would be the biggest ever brought in the country…” (Schmidt, 10/22).

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