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Coke Ovens: A High Risk Job ONF/NFB


Catalogue Number:  NFB524340
Producer:  National Film Board of Canada
Producers:  Andy Thomson, Peter Katadotis
Directors:  Boyce Richardson
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Business Studies, Civics, Documentary, Health and Medicine, Safety
Language:  English
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1978
Running Time:  12m 08s


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Topside workers on coke ovens have the most dangerous job in industry. Union and company representatives at Stelco Ltd., Hamilton, Ontario, describe the hazards of working on the ovens, and the efforts being made to improve conditions. Emissions from the ovens are dangerous not only for the workers, but for the whole community. Hamilton has the highest rate of lung cancer in Canada--and possibly in the world, says one of the workers.

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