Silicosis/ Lung Disease

Silicosis/ Lung Disease

‘It’s Lethal’: Lack Of Industry Action Leaving Tradies Exposed To Dust Disease

10 Daily  –  08 Jul 2018

Thousands of Aussies are at risk of developing silicosis, but despite the warnings, nothing is being done to keep them safe…

Silicosis death of Anthony White sparks calls for action to address ‘nationwide epidemic’

ABC News  –  13 Mar 2019

A Gold Coast stonemason, who died from the lung disease silicosis, is being remembered for publicly exposing the dangers of silica dust, amid what’s being described as a “nationwide epidemic”…

Silicosis epidemic draws Federal Government help as stonemason shortage strikes industry

ABC News  –  30 Apr 2019

The Egyptian pyramids and the Great Wall of China would not have been built without stonemasons, but finding a tradesman to simply cut a hole in a kitchen benchtop is getting harder in Queensland as the silicosis epidemic takes hold…

Asbestos 2.0?

ABC Radio  –  3 May 2019

Imagine you’re in your 20s and a doctor tells you your work is literally killing you. Silicosis is an incurable lung disease caused by breathing in dust found in manufactured stone-style benchtops…

Deadly lung disease affecting tradies ‘worse than asbestosis’

A Current Affair  –  23 Apr 2019

Karl Hansen loved working with his hands but he never thought the job he was so passionate about would send him towards an early grave. For 13 years, the father of five created beautiful benchtops from manufactured stone, until he received the devastating news that he needed to pack up his tools, stop work immediately and never step foot in a stone factory again…

Silicosis: The silent lung disease killing our tradies

7 News  –  10 Apr 2019

Shane Parata was a proud stonemason but he can no longer bear the thought of cutting through another piece of stone or marble. The Queensland-based tradie has been diagnosed with silicosis, the same incurable lung disease that killed his brother last month…

Law firm pulls trigger on tradie class action

9 News –  30 May 2019

Law firm Slater and Gordon has launched a class action on behalf of hundreds of stonemasons who have contracted a potentially fatal lung disease while cutting up kitchen benchtops….

‘It’s Lethal’: Lack Of Industry Action Leaving Tradies Exposed To Dust Disease

10 Daily  –  08 Jul 2018

Thousands of Aussies are at risk of developing silicosis, but despite the warnings, nothing is being done to keep them safe…

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Silicosis death of Anthony White sparks calls for action to address ‘nationwide epidemic’

ABC News  –  13 Mar 2019

A Gold Coast stonemason, who died from the lung disease silicosis, is being remembered for publicly exposing the dangers of silica dust, amid what’s being described as a “nationwide epidemic”…

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Silicosis epidemic draws Federal Government help as stonemason shortage strikes industry

ABC News  –  30 Apr 2019

The Egyptian pyramids and the Great Wall of China would not have been built without stonemasons, but finding a tradesman to simply cut a hole in a kitchen benchtop is getting harder in Queensland as the silicosis epidemic takes hold…

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Asbestos 2.0?

ABC Radio  –  3 May 2019

Imagine you’re in your 20s and a doctor tells you your work is literally killing you. Silicosis is an incurable lung disease caused by breathing in dust found in manufactured stone-style benchtops…

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Deadly lung disease affecting tradies ‘worse than asbestosis’

A Current Affair  –  23 Apr 2019

Karl Hansen loved working with his hands but he never thought the job he was so passionate about would send him towards an early grave. For 13 years, the father of five created beautiful benchtops from manufactured stone, until he received the devastating news that he needed to pack up his tools, stop work immediately and never step foot in a stone factory again…

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Silicosis: The silent lung disease killing our tradies

7 News  –  10 Apr 2019

Shane Parata was a proud stonemason but he can no longer bear the thought of cutting through another piece of stone or marble. The Queensland-based tradie has been diagnosed with silicosis, the same incurable lung disease that killed his brother last month…

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Law firm pulls trigger on tradie class action

9 News –  30 May 2019

Law firm Slater and Gordon has launched a class action on behalf of hundreds of stonemasons who have contracted a potentially fatal lung disease while cutting up kitchen benchtops….

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Federal Silicosis Task Force

Federal Silicosis Task Force

$5 million for National Dust Diseases Taskforce

Liberal Party Announcement  –  30 Apr 2019

The Morrison Government will invest $5 million to establish a National Dust Diseases Taskforce to develop a national approach for the prevention, early identification, control and management of dust diseases in Australia…

New taskforce will tackle growing lung disease crisis, government vows

The Sydney Morning Herald  –  30 Apr 2019

A national dust diseases taskforce will be created under a $5 million plan by the Morrison government to address the worsening occupational lung disease crisis. Ahead of the federal election, the government has promised to spend $5 million to establish a dedicated taskforce…

Dust disease taskforce won’t make sick workers breathe easy: Lawyer

Brisbane Times  –  30 Apr 2019

A new federal taskforce to tackle the growing lung disease crisis does not go far enough, a leading legal advocate argues. The federal Coalition has promised $5 million to set up a dedicated taskforce to deal with the fallout of potentially thousands of workers across the country being diagnosed with the deadly lung disease silicosis…

$5 million for National Dust Diseases Taskforce

Liberal Party Announcement  –  30 Apr 2019

The Morrison Government will invest $5 million to establish a National Dust Diseases Taskforce to develop a national approach for the prevention, early identification, control and management of dust diseases in Australia…

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New taskforce will tackle growing lung disease crisis, government vows

The Sydney Morning Herald  –  30 Apr 2019

A national dust diseases taskforce will be created under a $5 million plan by the Morrison government to address the worsening occupational lung disease crisis. Ahead of the federal election, the government has promised to spend $5 million to establish a dedicated taskforce…

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Dust disease taskforce won’t make sick workers breathe easy: Lawyer

Brisbane Times  –  30 Apr 2019

A new federal taskforce to tackle the growing lung disease crisis does not go far enough, a leading legal advocate argues. The federal Coalition has promised $5 million to set up a dedicated taskforce to deal with the fallout of potentially thousands of workers across the country being diagnosed with the deadly lung disease silicosis…

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Company Coverage

Company Coverage

Fume Tube cleans up concrete cutting

Business News Article  –  27 Apr 2015

A Perth-based company is looking to make an international impact in the concrete cutting industry. Just five years ago, EnviroChasing Services founder Steve Terpstra was thinking of closing down his business…

Industry Choice: Guarda Edge Power Cutter

Concrete Construction  –  17 Dec 2018

The patented Tri-Vac technology on the Guarda Edge Power Cutter is an industry-first. An extraction hose is connected to the blade guard via a shroud and a wet-vacuum is connected to the other end. During cutting, water is delivered inside the blade guard, mixing with dust to create slurry…

Fume Tube cleans up concrete cutting

Business News Article  –  27 Apr 2015

A Perth-based company is looking to make an international impact in the concrete cutting industry. Just five years ago, EnviroChasing Services founder Steve Terpstra was thinking of closing down his business…

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Industry Choice: Guarda Edge Power Cutter

Concrete Construction  –  17 Dec 2018

The patented Tri-Vac technology on the Guarda Edge Power Cutter is an industry-first. An extraction hose is connected to the blade guard via a shroud and a wet-vacuum is connected to the other end. During cutting, water is delivered inside the blade guard, mixing with dust to create slurry…

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