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The woodworking industry has one of the highest accident rates in manufacturing, most of which are caused by contact with moving machinery.

This accounted for 25% of all major accidents and one of the last two year's two deaths in the woodworking industry.

Wood dust can cause serious health problems. It can cause asthma, which carpenters and joiners are four times more likely to get, compared with other UK workers.

Hardwood dust can cause cancer, particularly of the nose.


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