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Council rules suicide was work-related

WORK KILLING YOU?The ruling was the first that work stress leading to suicide was an occupational hazard, after a man leaped to his death nine days before his wedding

By Liao Chien-ying and Jake Chung  /  Staff reporter, with staff writer

Although only seven out of 41 cases have been reviewed — five of which have been ruled as related to occupation-— the council also said that manic-depressive and cardiopulmonary disorders might not be purely caused by physical problems and may also be caused by stress from work.

Additional reporting by Wu Wei-kung and Chen Tsan-kun

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