"Dockers undergo 'numerous exposures to known carcinogens, successively or simultaneously, at high levels." And the list is long: wood dust, asbestos, silica, pesticides, diesel exhaust ..."
felixstowedocker.blogspot, 9 December 2014
This is a first. The social security affairs court has recognized the professional nature of the diseases of Jean-Luc Chagnolleau, now deceased.
The decision of interest to all the ports of France. The judgment pronounced on Friday by the court of social security cases of Nantes, establishes a link between working conditions and the outbreak of disease Chagnolleau Jean-Luc, which was docker for 30 years on the docks of the Port of Nantes, died at age 55 years.
He began a long struggle for recognition of their cancers (kidney and thyroid) as occupational diseases. With his comrades of the CGT, he investigated the port of Nantes-Saint Nazaire which revealed a substantial number of illnesses and deaths among dockworkers.
An association for the protection of health at work in port business has for several years of research. Scientific and multidisciplinary report identified the exposure of thirty different carcinogens dockers in the port of Nantes-Saint-Nazaire. This research program, supported by the Region and the Directorate of Labour, states that the dockers undergo "numerous exposures to known carcinogens, successively or simultaneously, at high levels." And the list is long: wood dust, asbestos, silica, pesticides, diesel exhaust ...
The court's decision will set a precedent. Occupational disease recognition request records Dockers could multiply.