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Table 3 Distribution of occupational cancer claims and approvals by industry and occupation

From: Occupational cancer claims in Korea from 2010 to 2016

  Total Claims Approvals
Cases % Cases %
Industry
 Financial and insurance activities 23 1.8 8 1.6
 Mining and quarrying 185 14.2 145 28.6
 Manufacturing 664 51.1 242 47.7
 Electricity, gas, steam and water supply 4 0.3 1 0.2
 Construction 73 5.6 39 7.7
 Transportation, storage and communication 62 4.8 17 3.4
 Forestry 3 0.2   
 Agriculture 4 0.3 1 0.2
 Other business 276 21.2 53 10.5
 Unclassified 5 0.4 1 0.2
Occupation
 Managers 197 15.2 43 8.5
 Professionals and related Workers 87 6.7 21 4.1
 Clerks 79 6.1 16 3.2
 Service workers 14 1.1   
 Sales workers 19 1.5 2 0.4
 Skilled agricultural, forestry and fishery workers 2 0.2 2 0.4
 Craft and related trades workers 239 18.4 138 27.2
 Equipment, machine operating and assembling workers 263 20.2 80 15.8
 Elementary workers 396 30.5 205 40.4
 Economically dependent workers 3 0.2   
Total 1299 100.0 507 100.0
  1. This is the result of analyzing 1299 claim cases for occupational cancer from 2010 to 2016 provided by the Korea Workers’ Compensation and Welfare Service (KCOMWEL)