04/10/2013 11:12 EDT | Updated 06/10/2013 05:12 EDT

Registry of workers of Baie Verte asbestos mine in Newfoundland completed

BAIE VERTE, N.L. - A registry on the work and health histories of former employees of an asbestos mine in Newfoundland has been completed.

The Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission says the registry will be used to help adjudicate occupational disease claims for former workers of the shuttered mine in Baie Verte.

The commission says the information in the registry will also help patients under care for asbestos-related illness.

A research group at Memorial University collected the confidential data after contacting 1,003 people who consented to be part of the registry.

The registry collected information from people who worked at the mine from 1955 until 1992.