Sasol Coal Miners Seek Damages over Lung Diseases

- April 6th, 2015

Bloomberg reported that Coal miners South Africa’s Sasol Ltd. and contracted lung diseases filed a suit seeking damages from the company.

Bloomberg reported that Coal miners South Africa’s Sasol Ltd. and contracted lung diseases filed a suit seeking damages from the company.

As quoted in the market news,

The 22 current and former workers contracted illnesses “as a result of their employment” at the fuel manufacturer’s South African mines where they were exposed to coal dust, Richard Spoor, a Johannesburg-based attorney, said in an e-mailed statement. He submitted the civil action at the South Gauteng High Court on Thursday.

Sasol is “currently assessing the law suit,” spokesman Alex Anderson said in an e-mailed reply to questions on Friday. “While we cannot provide further comment as the legal process is under way, Sasol Mining takes the protection of the health and safety of our employees and the employees of service providers very seriously.”

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