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  • History of Silicosis - NeSilex

    Jul 09, 2019 · The Hawk's Nest disaster is a great example of how fatal over-exposure to silica dust can truly be. During the Great depression, a three-mile-long diversion tunnel was being dug through Gauley Mountain to reach the New River, in order to put in a hydroelectric power dam. The only dust control used was a two-hour period to let the dust settle after blasting through the rock.

  • Silicosis: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis ... - WebMD

    Most people get silicosis because they're exposed to silica dust at work. Jobs in these fields may put you at higher risk: Mining; Steel industry; Construction; Plaster or drywall installation