No one should have to sacrifice their safety for a paycheck. Yet many employees are forced to do so by virtue of their field. According to the National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, these are the ten most dangerous occupations in America:
- Fishing and hunting workers
- Aircraft pilots and flight engineers
- Helpers, construction trades
- Refuse and recyclable material collectors
- Driver/sales workers and truck drivers
- Structural iron and steel workers
- Farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers
- Grounds maintenance workers
Dangerous Workplace Events
Injuries and fatalities are possible in almost any industry. However, they are more common where vehicles, heavy machinery, power tools, toxic chemicals, and other hazards are involved.
Here are the different types of events or exposures that most often lead to fatal injury:
- Transportation incidents
- Falls, slips, and trips
- Violence and other injuries by person or animal
- Contact with objects and equipment
- Exposure to harmful substances or environments
- Fires and explosions
Not all dangerous workplace events result in wrongful death. Most leave employees with injuries such as broken bones, sprains, and carpal tunnel that require medical care and time away from work.
In these cases, workers’ compensation should provide benefits such as medical treatment and reimbursement for lost wages. In the event of an injury caused by someone else’s carelessness, an employee may be entitled to take legal action for additional compensation.
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