The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries released information to the public showing that there were 4,609 fatalities in U.S. workplaces in 2010. It was down only slightly from the year before. Not only does the report give statistical data, but it also lists the most dangerous occupations in the country.
Fishing on the open ocean consists of catching animals in large quantities. Dangers of the occupation include extreme weather, drowning and operating heavy equipment.
People in the logging industry cut down trees for both sale and transport. Risks to these workers include falling trees, uneven terrain and heavy equipment.
Pilots operate planes and helicopters for transport. These professionals are subjected to injury from testing equipment and the often-fatal crash.
4. Refuse Collectors
These workers collect refuse, compress and transport it. They work with heavy equipment and hazardous materials, not to mention having to navigate traffic along their routes.
Whether installing commercial or residential roofs, these workers are exposed to danger on a daily basis. Falls from heights and the extreme summer heat are just two of the reasons these professionals are injured.
6. Structural Workers
These people mold and handle construction materials made out of metal. Think steal beams. They work with heavy materials and dangerous equipment, often high up in the air.
7. Farmers and Ranchers
These men and women grow and cultivate crops and livestock. They work with heavy animals and even heavier machinery.
Truckers and other drivers often covers hundreds of miles of road in a single day. They deal with fatigue and other drivers’ mistakes.
9. Electrical Power-Line Operators
These people risk being electrocuted every time they work on a line. They install and repair wires and cables that carry electricity.
10. Taxi Drivers
Men and women who drive taxis fight fatigue and roadway dangers every shift. They also put their lives at risk by picking up strangers.
No one expects to be injured at work, but it does happen. If you need help with workers’ compensation in Charleston, call our office. A member of our team will review the details of your injury at no cost to you and advise you of your options. Call now.