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Medical audit report of Lab West miners to be released on Wednesday

The medical audit report looking into the effects of silica dust exposure at mines in Labrador West was released on Wednesday.
The medical audit report looking into the effects of silica dust exposure at mines in Labrador West was released on Wednesday.

A medical audit report on mine workers in Labrador West completed as part of an effort by the provincial government to reduce the risk of silicosis will be released on Wednesday.

Horizon Occupational Health Solutions was contracted to do the report.

Silicosis is a lung disease resulting from exposure to silica dust. It rarely occurs until at least 20 years or more from first exposure. Results of the audit have already been shared with people who took part.

A news conference will take place in the Green Room at the Labrador West Arts and Culture Centre at 9:30 a.m.

Service NL Minister Perry Trimper and Labrador West MHA Graham Letto will also be on hand for the event.

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