NSW Workers are still dying from lung diseases like asbestos and the new silent killer, silicosis. Sadly, we have seen a surge in the number of cases of silicosis in recent years.
Di White is the mother of two sons who have been hit by silicosis, one of whom sadly passed away. You can listen to here story here.
Fine dust particles from cutting caesarstone kitchen benchtops is one of the leading causes of silicosis. However, workers in other industries like tunnel boring and demolitions are also exposed. With the number of deaths on the rise, it shows that current practices are not safe enough.
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