Australia: compensation for inhaling smoke from pyrolysed oil in cabin of aircraft

The New South Wales Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal by East-West Airlines against a flight attendant who inhaled smoke in an aircraft cabin 18 years ago and had developed a persistent cough. The New South Wales Dust Diseases Tribunal had previously found that due to the smoke from pyrolysed oil she was exposed to dust, which caused her to develop her cough and awarded the flight attendant $139,000. East West Airlines Ltd v. Turner [2010] NSWCA 53; BC201001873 – 01 Apr 2010 – Supreme Court of New South Wales, Court of Appeal.Judgement available here>>.

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