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The different types of dangerous workplaces

On Behalf of | Jul 13, 2021 | Workers' Compensation

Unfortunately, serious injuries or worse can be part of the workplace for some workers. It is a reality that some jobs or more dangerous than others and injured workers should be familiar with the job types that are more at risk for workplace injuries or worse and what protections area available to them.

Some jobs that can be particularly dangerous can include:

  • First-line supervisors of landscaping, lawn service, and groundskeeping workers – landscaping workers are most likely to suffer a fatal accident because of transportation incidents and there are just over 20 fatal injuries per 100,000 workers.
  • First-line supervisors of construction trades and extraction workers – construction workers are most likely to suffer a fatal accident because of transportation incidents and there are just over 20 fatal injuries per 100,000 workers.
  • Structural iron and steel workers – iron and steel workers are most likely to suffer a fatal accident because of falls, slips, and trips and there are just over 23 fatal injuries per 100,000 workers.
  • Farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural workers – workers in the agriculture industry are most likely to suffer a fatal accident because of transportation incidents and there are just under 25 fatal injuries per 100,000 workers.
  • Driver and sales workers and truck drivers – sales workers and truck drivers are most likely to suffer a fatal accident because of transportation incidents and there are just over 25 fatal injuries per 100,000 workers.
  • Refuse and recyclable materials collectors – refuse workers are most likely to suffer a fatal accident because of transportation incidents and there are nearly 45 fatal injuries per 100,000 workers.
  • Roofers – workers in the roofing industry are most likely to suffer a fatal accident because of falls, slips, and trips and there are just over 50 fatal injuries per 100,000 workers.
  • Aircraft pilots and flight engineers – aircraft workers are most likely to suffer a fatal accident because of transportation incidents and there are nearly 60 fatal injuries per 100,000 workers.
  • Fishers and related fishing workers – fishing workers are most likely to suffer a fatal accident because of transportation incidents and there are nearly 80 fatal injuries per 100,000 workers.
  • Logging workers – logging workers are most likely to suffer a fatal accident because of contacts with objects and equipment and there are nearly 100 fatal injuries per 100,000 workers.

Workers who are injured on the job, or who have been killed on the job, have workers’ compensation protections available to them and their families. A workplace accident can change the lives of workers and families forever which is why they should be familiar with the different resources and legal protections available to them.

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