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Occupational Hazards

Volume 229: debated on Thursday 22 July 1993

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To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he will list the 10 most frequent occupational related causes of death for the latest available period.

The most frequent causes of recorded occupationally related mortality in 1991 and/or 1992 were: mesothelioma; accidental trauma; pneumoconiosis; asbestosis; accidental poisoning and gassing; lung cancer due to asbestos; byssinosis; other cancers; and allergic alveolitis, including farmer's lung. There were only occasional deaths recorded from other causes.