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Date PostedApril 11, 2019

Silicosis Death Prompts Fear of Epidemic

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The death of a Queensland worker from silicosis, has prompted fears of an epidemic of deaths in the industry. More cases of silicosis among tradies has begun to emerge.

Anthony White is believed to be the first tradesman in Australia to die of the disease, with his brother who worked alongside him also being diagnosed with the disease.

Queensland health minister Steven Miles said there are concerns that this could be the beginning of an epidemic of work related fatalities in the stone cutting industry. See more at https://www.perthnow.com.au/lifestyle/health-wellbeing/silicosis-could-become-an-epidemic-ng-s-1931188

Peter Cutforth is a Director at Urban E-Learning, a global elearning and web strategy firm based in George St Brisbane. Peter's interests extend to training, safety and compliance, online marketing, and Mobile Apps.

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