WorkCover NSW investigates workplace cancer outbreak

Reported by Haydee | 31 Jul, 2012

NSW WorkCover is investigating a coal loading facility in Newcastle after a report revealed that workers were three times more likely to be diagnosed with cancer than the general population. A study of 859 people who have worked at Kooragang Island from 1983 to 2006 found that 63 employees were diagnosed with cancer. Fifty eight …