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

News Corp Australia


ONE STOP SHOP: Keeping generations of our kids happy

Premium Content ONE STOP SHOP: Keeping generations of our kids happy

Find out what made the New School Of Arts childcare one of the Clarence’s...

Local news and rewards: $1 a week for first 12 weeks

Premium Content Local news and rewards: $1 a week for first 12 weeks

Deal gives you access to local, regional and metro News sites

REPORT CARD: What council did this past year

Premium Content REPORT CARD: What council did this past year

Annual report released tells of everything from costs and wages to dogs and...