A cow is seen near the AngloAmerican sign board outside the Mogalakwena platinum mine in Mokopane , north-western part of South Africa, Limpopo province May 18, 2016. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
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South African mining companies said Friday they had appealed against a court ruling allowing hundreds of thousands of miners to sue for damages over lung disease contracted at work.A High Court last month allowed former and current mine workers employed by the country's main gold mining firms since 1965 to proceed with a class action against the companies.The miners accuse 30 subsidiaries of seven companies – including African Rainbow Minerals, AngloAmerican, AngloGold Ashanti, Harmony Gold, Gold Fields and Sibanye Gold – of knowingly and systematically failing to protect workers against the disease that inflames and scars the lungs.
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