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01 November 2011

Construction work still deadly

Construction workers in the United States have a high risk of work-related injuries and an increased risk of work-related illness and death, a new study shows.

They also found that people who start construction work at age 20 have a 15% chance of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)over their lifetime and an 11% chance of developing dust-related changes to the lung tissue.

 
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