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Anglo American denies silicosis liability, to defend legal action

angloamericanAnglo American SA (AASA) confirmed today that it had been served with a silicosis class action application by the Legal Resources Centre (LRC), but added it did not believe it was in any way liable for the silicosis claims brought by former gold workers and would defend the actions. The company maintained that the gold mining companies that owned and operated the mines and employed the mine workers at the time were responsible for the health and safety of their employees and had taken reasonable steps to protect them. This followed an announcement by the LRC, Garratt Mbuyisa Neale attorneys (GMN), London-based lawyers Leigh Day and Legal Aid SA, on Thursday, that they had filed a class action application against AASA in the Johannesburg High Court.

 

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