Jason Bing is suing a group of Queensland mining companies. Picture: Paul Donaldson
Jason Bing is suing a group of Queensland mining companies. Picture: Paul Donaldson

Black lung victim sues mining giants for $2m

A FORMER coal miner who has been diagnosed with black lung disease is suing a group of Queensland mining companies for $2 million.

Jason Bing, 46, worked in various Queensland mines, mostly underground, over a 13-year career. His claim is against 16 companies owning or operating Queensland mines.

They include subsidiaries of Anglo American Coal, BHP Billiton, Glencore Queensland, Peabody Energy Australia and Oaky Creek Coal.

The claim includes damages for lost income, earning capacity and psychological trauma, as a result of his disease.

Mr Bing suffers ongoing chest pain, breathlessness during strenuous physical activity and a psychiatric injury. He cannot work in underground mines, the claim says.

More on this at The Courier-Mail

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