Workplace hazards exist at every job, and every year individuals are injured or killed in accidents ranging from a spilled cup of coffee to the explosion of a transformer. Recently, Forbes released this year’s “America’s Deadliest Jobs” list, and the workplace injury lawyers at the Charles E. Boyk Law Offices, LLC would like to share their findings.
Professional Fishing- What many individuals consider to be a relaxing hobby, is also rated as the deadliest job in America; with 121.2 of every 100,000 full-time workers losing their lives each year. Recent years have seen an increase in fatalities, especially in the Alaskan Shellfishing profession.
Loggers- Constantly at the mercy of malfunctioning machinery, loggers partake in the second most deadly profession. Sixty-Four loggers were killed last year, with hundreds of others becoming injured on the job.
Airplane Pilots- Again assuming the risk of malfunction and high stress, airline pilots and flight engineers experienced 72 fatal injuries in 2011, placing them at the third most dangerous profession.
Refuse and Recyclable Collectors- Consistently traveling on roads and working with heavy compacting machinery, refuse collectors rank fourth in the deadliest position list, with a fatality rate of 41.2 in every 100,000 full time workers.
Roofers- At risk for not only falling from elevated heights, but also dealing with elements, roofers are at risk for both injury and death on the job, coming in fifth with a fatality rate of 31.8 per 100,000 full time workers.
Other jobs at high risk include Structural Iron and Steel Workers, Farmers and Ranchers, Truck Drivers, Electrical Workers, and Taxi Drivers.
Many may not have these jobs, but everyone is at risk for injury in the workplace. If you or someone you know has been injured or hurt at work you need information. Contact our highly experienced Ohio workers’ compensation lawyers today at toll free 800.637.8170 to order your FREE copy of The Ohio Work Injury Book.