Fatalities due to OD *

Accident insurance in industrial and public sector as well as pupil accident insurance

Occupational diseases (OD) OD No. 2015 2016 2017
Diseases caused by chemical agents
Lead 1101 1 - -
Mercury 1102 - - -
Chromium 1103 16 6 12
Cadmium 1104 - 1 1
Manganese 1105 - - -
Thallium 1106 - - -
Vanadium 1107 - - -
Arsenic 1108 1 - -
Phosphorus, inorganic 1109 - - -
Beryllium 1110 4 1 1
Carbon monoxide 1201 1 - -
Hydrogen sulphide 1202 - 1 -
Aromatic amines 1301 30 30 47
Halogenated hydrocarbons 1302 10 7 1
Benzene 1303 9 9 5
Nitro or amino derivatives 1304 - - -
Carbon disulphide 1305 - - -
Methyl alcohol 1306 1 - -
Phosphorus, organic 1307 - - -
Fluorine 1308 - - -
Nitric acid esters 1309 - - -
Alkyl-Aryl-Oxides 1310 1 1 -
Alkyl-Aryl-Sulphides 1311 - - -
Acids (dental diseases) 1312 - - -
Benzoquinone (eye) 1313 - - -
P-tert-Butylphenol 1314 - - -
Isocyanates 1315 4 - -
Dimethyl formamide 1316 - - -
Organic solvents 1317 - 1 -
Benzol, blood and lymphatic system 1318 129 117 114
Laryngeal cancer, sulphuric acid 1319 - - -
Leukaemia, butadiene 1320 - - -
Bladder cancer, PAH 1321 - - -
Diseases caused by physical impact
Tendovaginal 2101 - - -
Meniscus lesions 2102 - - -
Hand-arm vibration, skeletal diseases 2103 - - -
Hand-arm vibration, vascular/neurological diseases 2104 - - -
Mucous bursae 2105 - - -
Nerve paralysis due to pressure 2106 - - -
Spinous processes 2107 - - -
Lumbar spine, lefting and carrying 2108 1 - 2
Cervical spine 2109 - - -
Lumbar spine, mainly vertical vibration of the entire body 2110 - - -
Abrasions of the teath 2111 - - -
Osteoarthritis 2112 - - -
Carpal tunnel syndrome 2113 - - -
Hypothenar- and Thenar Hammer Syndrome 2114 - - -
Focal dystonia in instrumental musicians 2115 - - -
Working in compressed air 2201 - - -
Noise 2301 - - -
Cataract 2401 - - -
Ionizing radiation 2402 67 28 32
Diseases caused by infectious agents or parasites including tropical diseases
Infectious diseases 3101 17 16 18
Diseases transmitted 3102 1 - 1
Miner´s vermination 3103 - - -
Tropical diseases 3104 - 1 2
Diseases of the respiratory tract, lungs, pleura, peritoneum and ovary
Silicosis 4101 440 287 281
Silicotuberculosis 4102 10 2 3
Asbestosis 4103 190 168 174
Lung-, larynx- or ovarian cancer, asbestos 4104 693 622 601
Mesothelioma, Asbestos 4105 897 871 838
Aluminium 4106 - 1 -
Pulmonary fibrosis 4107 - - 1
Thomas phospate 4108 - - 1
Nickel 4109 4 4 3
Crude coke oven gas 4110 9 9 8
Bronchitis/Emphysema (hard coal miners) 4111 179 141 149
Lung cancer, quartz 4112 59 83 91
Lung- or larynx cancer, PAH 4113 11 4 11
Lung cancer, asbestos and PAH 4114 12 15 17
Siderofibrosis 4115 1 2 4
Alveolitis 4201 2 7 7
Byssinosis 4202 - 1 -
Wood dust 4203 18 27 23
Obstructive respiratory tract diseases, allergic 4301 14 11 14
Obstructive respiratory tract diseases, toxic 4302 31 30 38
Skin diseases
Skin diseases 5101 - - -
Skin cancer 5102 1 - -
Skin cancer, ultraviolet irradiation 5103 2 3 10
Diseases caused by other factors
Miner´s nystagmus 6101 - - -
§ 9 II SGB VII 47 37 45
GDR-OD 1 50 29 25
Total 2,963 2,573 2,580

1 Cases in acc. with GDR OD ordinance

* The number of fatalities over the period from 2005 to 2015 has been corrected.