South Africa: The Floodgates Open – Anglo-American Settles Mineworkers' Silicosis Claims

[Daily Maverick]On Wednesday it was announced that Anglo-American South Africa would pay 23 former mineworkers undisclosed amounts to settle claims brought against the company after the workers contracted silicosis. The mining house remains adamant that this is not an admission of liability. But lawyers for the mineworkers are hopeful that the settlement may pave the way for payouts for silicosis victims across the industry. By REBECCA DAVIS.

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