Gold mining firms set aside $360MN for S.Africa silicosis law suit

PUBLISHED: Thu, 23 Nov 2017 10:30:20 GMT


Six gold mining firms, including Anglo American, have made a 5 billion rand ($361 million) provision to settle a class action law suit with thousands of miners who contracted fatal lung diseases while working in South African mines, an industry document said on Wednesday.

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Earlier on Wednesday, lawyers acting for miners who contracted silicosis and TB said settlement talks with implicated gold companies for an out-of-court deal could be reached by December.

($1 = 13.8422 rand)

Reporting by Wendell Roelf; Editing by Joe Brock

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