Most Dangerous Jobs in America : Update by New York Injury Attorney
Fishing, logging and flying were considered as some of the most dangerous jobs in America in 2007. These jobs witnessed death rate which was highest as compared to others, according to the report published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
However workplace fatalities dropped in the United States during 2007, but the number of murders in the workplace increased significantly.
Around 5,488 people lost their lives due to injuries which they received while on their job in 2007.
Some of the most dangerous jobs in America are as given below:-
a) Fishing – Fishing is one of the most dangerous occupations and there were reported 111.8 fatalities for every 100,000 fisherman. Most of the fisherman can get swept overboard and drown. Along with that they have to handle heavy power equipment like winches and hoists which can inflict serious injuries.
Moreover fishing has become less profitable in the past few years and most of the fisherman prefers to work alone. When they are 100 miles out to sea with no one else aboard, there’s no one to help in case they get into some serious trouble.
b) Logging – Most of the people refer to logging job as Widow-makers. Logging is considered as the second most dangerous occupation where 86.4 works die out of 100,000.
However it has become less dangerous due to advances in mechanization. Instead of working with chainsaws on the ground, loggers now work while sitting in the steel enclosed cabs of big machines. Therefore workers can control chainsaws from a distance. Still there are several reported accidents. Sometimes loggers working outside can get crushed by the falling tree.
Further, wood logs have to be hauled to trucks. Sometimes these logs skid from the truck resulting in accidents. A big piece of wood can easily splinter off and seriously injure someone.
Whenever there is a logging injury, it is too difficult to help the victim. Cell phones do not operate in the deep forests and helicopters can’t land. Workers sometimes loose their lives due to unavailability of quick rescue or help.
c) Commercial Pilots – Commercial pilot is also considered as one of the dangerous jobs in America where 66.7 workers lost their lives out of 100,000. Most of the flyers are inexperienced and their planes aren’t well maintained. Sometimes pilots loose their navigation if they are flying in an unknown territory due to low visibility.
d) Construction Accidents/Injuries – Construction is also considered as one of the dangerous jobs in America. One category of construction jobs which includes structural iron workers and steel workers reported 45.9 deaths out of 100,000 due to fatal injuries.
Texas State has the highest construction accident/fatality rates. Texas reported 527 fatal injuries and deaths from various construction sites in 2007, which was an increase of 8% if compared with 2006 statistics.
News Update by : New York Work Acccident, Construction Accident Lawyer.
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