Feb 16: Workers’ Comp Coverage Extended to Former Miners

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The WHSCC announced that coverage for workers at the former St. Lawrence fluorspar mine will be extended to include surface workers involved in the past extraction or handling of fluorspar. The extension of coverage comes after extensive review of the WHSCC Act, which was first amended in 1972 to provide compensation for those who worked in the St. Lawrence mines for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, silicosis and carcinoma.