If you watch the video of Morrison’s unbelievable rant in Parliament as he brandishes a piece of coal you will hear him say” This is a coal. Don’t be afraid, don’t be scared. It won’t hurt you.”
Two parliamentary clowns laughing
Actually, he is wrong. It will hurt you. Apart from dropping it on your toe, it causes black lung disease, for which there is no cure.
Coal workers’ pneumoconiosis (CWP), also known as black lung disease or black lung, is caused by long exposure to coal dust. It is common in coal miners and others who work with coal. It is similar to both silicosis from inhaling silica dust and to the long-term effects of tobacco smoking.
And as recently as last year, a government review indicated that this continued to be a problem in the Queensland mining industry.
Two coal miners not laughing
But then, why should this worry Scott Morrison.