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Coronavirus & Black Lung: What to Know

What We Know:

Coronavirus or officially known as COVID-19 is a new infectious respiratory virus. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic on March 11th, 2020.

Most people experience mild to moderate symptoms. Elderly and those living with pre-existing conditions tend to experience more severe symptoms and may require hospitalization.

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In the News:

March 23rd, 2020: Those with black lung disease among most vulnerable for having complications from COVID-19

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Proposed Queensland law re-frames mining deaths as industrial manslaughter

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“New laws in Queensland, Australia could see executives of mines and quarries facing a maximum of 20 years in jail for negligence in worker deaths, with companies receiving fines of up to AUD13m. The new laws, introduced today by the Palaszczuk government mines minister Dr. Anthony Lynham, propose that senior officers of a mine or quarry company can be put on trial for industrial manslaughter.”

Read more here: https://www.mining-technology.com/mining-safety/proposed-queensland-law-re-frames-mining-deaths-as-industrial-manslaughter


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America’s largest private coal miner files for bankruptcy

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The slow death of the American coal industry has forced Murray Energy, the largest private coal miner in the United States, to file for bankruptcy protection Tuesday. Murray Energy’s bankruptcy has been telegraphed for years. More Info