Black lung is back Black lung is back
- Percy Verrall, first Australian diagnosed with Black Lung disease this century.

Lives at risk

In November 2015, Percy Verrall became the first Australian diagnosed with Black Lung disease in 30 years. But he won’t be the last. Several more cases have been revealed, with others awaiting confirmation. Many more lives are at risk if we don’t act now.

Join Percy’s brave fight and help us raise awareness about this deadly disease. Together we can send Black Lung back to last century by forcing mining companies to reduce dust levels in mines and complete proper health checks for mining workers.

Read the CFMEU’s submission to the Coal Workers’ Pneumoconiosis Select Committee in Queensland.

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