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Silicosis crisis: Workers dying making kitchen benchtops

Silicosis is a potentially deadly lung disease mostly associated with the coal mining industry.
Now there’s a silicosis outbreak in Queensland among tradesmen who make kitchen and bathroom bench tops with engineered stone.
Some of these workers and the medical profession are sounding the alarm about what they fear could become a public health emergency.
Michael Atkin reports.

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