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Silicosis and coal workers pneumoconiosis

20-50 New cases1 of silicosis
per year

200-300 New cases2 of coal workers’ pneumoconiosis per year

Silicosis in Great Britain, 2005-2016

Graph showing there have typically been between 10 and 20 annual deaths from silicosis over the last 10 years.

Silicosis

Coal workers’ pneumoconiosis

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Notes

  1. Based on reports by chest physicians in the THOR (SWORD) scheme and new cases assessed for Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit (IIDB)
  2. Based on new cases assessed for Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit (IIDB)
Updated 2017-10-25