Lost your White Card? Click here to get a replacement. It's quick and easy!

Date Posted01/05/2019

Young Gold Coast Trade Worker Dies due to Silicosis

Source: Pixabay.com

There are fears of an epidemic following the first Gold Coast death from silicosis, the deadly lung disease caused by prolonged, unprotected inhalation of silica dust.

Prolonged exposure to silica dust associated with the engineered stone industry causes scarring of the lung tissue and there is currently no cure.

Gold Coast tradeworker Anthony White recently succumbed to the devastating illness after being diagnosed in November 2017.

The 36 year was the first in the industry in Queensland to pass away from the disease.

Workers who are concerned about their exposure to silica dust are urged to see their doctor and contact WorkCover on 1300 362 128 to arrange a health screen.

Find out more http://content.safetyculture.com.au/news/index.php/03/silicosis-claims-life-young-gold-coast-tradie/#.XLN4tKQlE1l

Please share this post on social media with the icons below or to the left.

Peter Cutforth is a director of Urban E-Learning Pty Ltd., the RTO behind WhiteCardOnlineExpress.com.au, Australia's top ranked White Card course! The White Card is a mandatory requirement to enter any construction site in Australia and for just $38.90 you can get your White Card conveniently online through this website.  Click here to Start Course NOW!

Posted in Industry News Tagged with: , ,

Subscribe

Free OH&S Industry Updates Newsletter


Facebook WhitecardonlineexpressTwitterRSS

Our RTO has delivered over 100,000 White Cards