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Table 5 Workers’ distribution by industry and occupation concerning approved claims. Unit: No. of workers

From: The characteristics of asbestos-related disease claims made to the Korea Workers’ Compensation and Welfare Service (KCOMWEL) from 2011 to 2015

Malignant mesothelioma Type of exposure Lung cancer
Industrial classification Job classification Industrial classification Job classification
Manufacture of asbestos textiles (4) Manufacturer of textile containing asbestos (4) Manufacture of products using asbestos as raw material Manufacture of slates (5) Manufacturer of slate (5)
Manufacture of electronic components (3) Manufacturer of commutator containing asbestos (3) Manufacture of parts and accessories for motor vehicles (2) Manufacturer of brake lining (2)
Manufacture of slates (1) Manufacturer of slate (1) Manufacture of asbestos textiles (2) Manufacturer of textile containing asbestos (2)
Manufacture of stone products (1) Manufacturer of firebrick containing dolomite (1) Manufacture of asbestos boards (2) Manufacturer of asbestos board (2)
Manufacture of pipes and tubes (1) Worker applying asbestos to pipe for water supply (1) Use of asbestos-containing products in manufacturing process Manufacture of boilers (1) Manufacturer of boiler using asbestos as insulating material (1)
Construction (12) Plumber (5) Handling asbestos-containing products during work Building of ships (8) Welder (6)
Slate roof painter (1)
Cleaner of waste in ship (1)
Building maintenance and repairman (1)
Ship demolition worker (1)
Construction (4) Plumber (2)
Interior product installer (1)
Duct installer (1)
Worker repairing roof (1)
Building demolition worker (1)
Repair services of motor vehicles (3) Maintenance and repairman (3)
Duct installer (1)
Building construction supervisor (1)
Building demolition worker (1)
Petroleum refineries (2) Boiler operator (2)
Construction of installing electric equipment (4) Electric equipment installation and repairman (2)
Manufacture of basic iron and steel (1) Cleaner of warehouse containing asbestos products (1)
Electricity and cable setting man (1)
Elevator installer (1)
Construction: installing electric equipment (1) Closed-circuit television installer (1)
Building of ships (3) Welder (1)
Plumber (1)
Ship demolition worker (1)
Cleaning services (1) Cleaner of demolished building (1)
Manufacture of basic iron and steel (2) Smelting furnace worker (2)
Manufacture of motor vehicles (1) Car assembler (1)
Defense activities (1) Electricity and cable setting (1)
Manufacture of parts and accessories for motor vehicles (1) Warehouse keeper (1)
Transport via railways (1) Maintenance and repairman (1)
Repair services of motor vehicles (1) Maintenance and repairman (1)
Transport via railways (1) Railroad construction supervisor (1)
Medical services (1) Boiler operator (1)
Manufacture of rail locomotives and rolling stock (1) Welder (1)
Cleaning services (1) Street cleaner (1)
Thermal power generation (1) Plumber (1)
Manufacture of textiles (1) Boiler operator (1)
Cargo handling (1) Cargo worker (1)
   Miscellaneous Mining (2) Asbestos mine worker (1)
Asbestos mine investigator (1)