"But working in the ship breaking yards is a very dangerous job, which involves high human and environmental risks. Workers are often exposed to asbestos used for insulation in older ships, and to paint containing lead, cadmium and arsenic. Workers often die by gas poisoning or explosions and fires. It also happens that workers can be crushed by tumbling or falling steel parts. Sometimes workers fall from the high sides of ships on which they are working without safety harnesses. Many of the oxyacetylene cutters work without goggles. Few wear protective clothing."