When you’re on the job, it’s your employer’s responsibility to make sure you have the right safety gear before going to work.
Still, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) tell us there were about 2.9 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses and 4,821 fatal injuries in private industry employers sectors last year.
In this entry, we’ll reveal the most dangerous jobs in the country.
How was the list of most dangerous jobs in the U.S. compiled?
The folks at BankRate cross-referenced data from the BLS, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration(OSHA).
What are the most dangerous jobs in the U.S.?
- Fishers and Fishing-Related Workers
The fact that this leads the list should be no surprise to Alaskans. Bad weather on the open seas, malfunctioning gear and problems with transportation combine to this industry being especially tough.
- Truck Drivers
A survey of almost 1,700 long-haul truck drivers showed a host of chronic disease risk factors, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, sleep deprivation and smoking.
- Tree Loggers
Heavy machinery in bad weather in – occasionally – high altitudes often lead to nightmare scenarios. From 2013-2014 along, logging fatalities in the U.S. jumped from 59 to 78.
Falls and nonfatal injuries like fractures (burns from tars and chemicals, electrocution from exposed power lines, etc.) make general construction work among the most injury prone professions.
- Steel Workers
Because their work is often performed at significant heights with heavy machinery, heavy lifting and vibration, workers in the steel industry face a host of high-risk factors at work.
If You’re Injured on the Job, Call Barber & Associates
Remember, it’s the responsibility of your employer to make sure you’re provided with the right safety gear.
If you’ve been injured on the job, you definitely have the right to seek compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, etc.
Call us here at Barber & Associates; we’ll thoroughly analyze your situation and aggressively fight for you to get proper and fair compensation.