22yo stonemason youngest to be diagnosed with silicosis in Queensland

After working in the industry for just three years, Connor Downes is the youngest Queensland stonemason to be diagnosed with the potentially deadly disease silicosis, as a major law firm prepares for a class action against the manufacturers of stone bench tops.

Dying benchtop workers lodge silicosis claims, prompting urgent health warning

The Queensland Government issues an urgent warning to the engineered stone benchtop industry after 22 silicosis claims are lodged with WorkCover in three weeks, including six people diagnosed as terminal.

Stories from graves uncovered in mining town brought to life after 150 years

The stories of the 16 people buried in Ravenswood's forgotten cemetery have come to life as researchers investigate their identities ahead of the reinterment of their bodies.