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25 of the Most Dangerous Jobs in the U.S.

Jan 25, 2018 | By , on Personal Injury.

A Miami accident attorney can provide help to victims hurt in an accident or to family members of loved ones who are killed. Accidents and injuries can occur for many reasons, but injuries at work are especially common. Workplace accidents occur far too frequently because workers spend many of their waking hours at work, and because many employers fail to provide basic protections to keep these workers safe.

Workplace accidents can happen in any profession, including in seemingly-safe work environments such as in offices. However, there are certain jobs that tend to be considered especially high-risk because of the nature of the work performed and the large number of workers who lose their lives each year.  In fact 25 of the most dangerous jobs, according to USA Today, include the following:

  • Loggers: Logging was the most dangerous profession in America. There were 135.9 fatalities per 100,000 workers in the logging industry in 2016. A total of 900 loggers also suffered 900 non-fatal injuries.
  • Fishers: Fishers and others within the fishing industry had the second highest risk. A total of 86 fatal injuries occurred per 100,000 workers in this profession.
  • Aircraft pilots and flight engineers: A total of 55.5 workers in this field died for every 100,000 workers in these aviation positions. In addition, 470 aircraft pilots or flight engineers experienced non-fatal injuries.
  • Roofers: There were 48.6 deaths for every 100,000 roofers in 2017. In addition, roofers suffered an additional 3,150 nonfatal injuries at work.
  • Refuse and recyclable material collectors: A total of 34.1 refuse and recyclable collectors lost their lives in 2016 for every 100,000 people in that profession. There were an additional 6,170 workers who suffered non-fatal on-the-job injuries.
  • Structural iron and steel workers: Within this profession, 25.1 workers died for every 100,000 people employed. An additional 1,440 non-deadly workplace injuries also occurred.
  • Drivers: Among sales workers and truck drivers who spend their days driving, there were 24.7 fatalities for every 100,000 workers. There were also 80,180 nonfatal injuries suffered. This field employs around three million workers, which makes it the industry that employs the most workers out of the 10 industries where the most fatal accidents are suffered.
  • Farmers, ranchers, and agricultural managers: Among these employees in the agricultural industry, there were 23.1 workers killed for every 100,000 workers.
  • First line supervisors in construction and excavation: A total of 18 fatalities occurred per 100,000 workers in this industry. There were also 6,090 non-fatal injuries.
  • Miscellaneous agricultural workers: Other workers in the agricultural industry besides farmers, ranchers, and agricultural managers experienced 17.4 fatalities for every 100,000 workers.

Whether you are hurt at work or harmed under other circumstances where someone was responsible for hurting you, you should take appropriate legal action.

A Miami accident attorney can help you to determine if you may be able to make a workers’ comp claim for benefits or if you can file a civil lawsuit to obtain monetary compensation for loss. To find out more about how our firm can assist you, give us a call today.

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