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6 workers suspected of lung ailment

SIX migrant workers in Shenzhen City, Guangdong Province, were suspected of suffering from pneumoconiosis, an occupational lung disease, after getting a diagnosis from a government-designated hospital on Monday, local authorities said yesterday.

A total of 26 migrant workers had medical check-ups at Shenzhen Occupational Disease Control and Prevention Hospital, a municipal petition office spokesman said.

Six were suspected of having the lung disease, which is caused by the inhalation of dust. Six were found to have shadows in the lung and four had tuberculosis. The rest of them were healthy, he said.

A total of 119 migrant workers engaging in air blast drilling in city had petitioned in several government departments since September, claiming they had suffered from pneumoconiosis because the companies they worked for did not provide qualified prevention facilities.


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