Year: 1983 Source: American Journal of Industrial Medicine, v.4, no.6, (1983), p.705-723 SIEC No: 19861500

The proportional mortality experience (1952-1978) of 969 deceased white male granite workers was compared with that of U.S. males. Industrial hygiene information was combined with work histories to develop an estimate of lifetime granite dust exposure for each individual. With the exception of excess suicide among workers dying before 1970, there was little evidence of association between other causes of death & employment in the granite industry.