A South African lawyer has moved to file a class action suit against more than 30 gold firms on behalf of 17,000 former miners who say they contracted the debilitating lung disease silicosis due to negligence in health and safety.
The companies include London-listed AngloGold Ashanti. Also named is London-based Anglo American‘s South African unit.
See http://www.business-humanrights.org/Links/Repository/1016343.