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What Are Some Of The Most Dangerous Jobs In America?

Posted in Work Injury on October 12, 2021

Going to work is something that most people do throughout this country, and most people make it home safely each day. Unfortunately, work injuries are not uncommon, regardless of what industry we want to look at. However, there are some jobs that present more dangers than others, and the risk of coming home injured is much higher than most. Here, we want to discuss some of the most dangerous jobs in the US and look at what makes them riskier than other industries. Do you work any of these jobs?

Most dangerous jobs in America

What Jobs Pose the Most Significant Risks?

Each year, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics gathers information related to workplace safety throughout the country. During the latest reporting year on file, there were 5,333 total fatalities in private workplaces throughout the country. Data shows that a worker shockingly dies every 99 minutes as a result of an on-the-job injury in this country. 

According to the BLS, some of the most dangerous industries in the United States include the following:

  • Transportation: There are various types of transportation industries that present risks to workers. Namely, this includes commercial truck drivers who spend a significant amount of time on the roadway. Additionally, this includes public transportation drivers, including bus drivers in metro areas.
  • Construction: Nearly one out of every five workplace fatalities in the US happens in the construction industry. Construction workers face significant risks each day, including fall risks, electrocution hazards, getting caught in between objects, motor vehicle crashes, etc.
  • Logging: Logging is incredibly dangerous, partly due to the remote locations as well as the unpredictable nature of cutting down incredibly heavy objects.
  • Structural and steel: Structural and steelworkers work in hazardous conditions, including high temperatures, areas with heavy objects, spaces with very little ventilation, etc.
  • Ground maintenance: Ground maintenance workers operate heavy equipment, and they regularly use harmful chemicals, including pesticides.
  • Agricultural: Agricultural workers regularly handle hazardous equipment, work around dangerous animals, and handle various chemicals each day.
  • Fishing industries: The waterways are unpredictable, which is why commercial fishers sustain injuries at a relatively high rate compared to other industries.
  • Electrical line installers and repairers: Working around major electrical currents is dangerous, and these workers are essential. Not only do electricians workers operate around electricity, but they often operate at incredible heights on power lines.

Do You Have to Worry About This in Arizona?

The reality is that work injuries can occur in any industry, regardless of how supposedly “safe” or “risky” a job may be on paper when looking at statistics. Workplace injuries occur all the time throughout Arizona. If you or somebody you care about has sustained a workplace injury, you may need to speak to a Phoenix workers’ compensation attorney as soon as possible. A skilled attorney from Crossman Law Office can help handle any pushback you receive from workers’ compensation insurance carriers or your employer. An attorney can investigate the injury, determine liability, and help you recover maximum compensation for losses. They can also help with denied claims, disability benefits, and more.

Any worker who sustains an injury on the job in Arizona should be able to recover various types of compensation for their losses. This includes all medical expenses related to the type of work injury as well as a significant portion of any lost wages as a result of the worker having to take time away from their job. Additionally, workers should be able to recover various types of disability benefits to assist them until they can recover.