Uralmashzavod has greatest health hazards, watchdog claims

According to the findings of a research carried out by Rospotrebnadzor, the federal consumer rights watchdog, forty-two people developed chronic work-related illnesses in Yekaterinburg last year, which means every 0.7 people in 10,000 became ill. This number was 1.4 times greater than that for the year 2008, the spokesperson for Sverdlovsk Region’s division of Rospotrebnadzor reports.

As far as Yekaterinburg goes, these are the machine-building and the construction industries that pose the greatest health hazards to the workers. The number of employees with work-related illnesses was the greatest at OAO Uralmashzavod (twelve instances, or 28.5% of the total number of such patients), OOO Metrostroy-PTS (seven instances, or 16.6% of the total number of patients), the State Children’s Clinical Hospital No.1 (three instances, or 7.1% of the total number of patients).

In addition to this, work-related illnesses were detected last year at the Municipal Dental Clinic No.1, OOO Ural diesel & engine plant, ZAO Ural Turbine Plant, OOO Habitus, OOO NPP Start, OOO SchitStroy, OAO Uralkhimmash, ZAO Uralelastotekhnika, the subsidiary of Energomash (UK) Limited, OOO PromTechnoCentr, OAO Kalinin Machine-Building Plant, OOO ZhBI-Service, OAO Uraltransmash, OAO Firma Energozaschita (Uralenergoisolyatsia’s subsidiary), OOO Stroykonstruktsiya-2, Yekaterinburg bread-making plant No.6, Yekaterinburg tram and trolleybuses company, and OOO VIZ-Stal.


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