Miners claim toxic smoke has left them with serious injuries

FORMER fly-in-fly-out workers have told the ABC they have serious injuries after breathing in toxic smoke from burning rock on one of the world's biggest zinc and lead mines, and that owner Glencore has not offered compensation or assistance.

They are also alleging that staff at the McArthur River Mine in the Northern Territory were ordered to cover up the extent of a fire on the huge man-made mountain where the company is dumping its waste rock.

For the first time Glencore has publicly confirmed to the ABC that it is aware that one of its workers has alleged they have been injured.

The dump has been burning since at least 2013, sending out a huge plume of sulphur dioxide smoke.

Until now mine workers have not spoken out publicly. They do not want to be identified for fear of damaging their chances of compensation.

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