Day to day, you likely don’t think about the fact that you could be involved in a fatal accident at work. However, for some workers in the U.S., there is a significant possibility of sustaining fatal workplace injuries due to the common risks and dangers associated with their jobs.
In an effort to pinpoint some of the most dangerous jobs for American workers – and to highlight how employers (and others) may be able to reduce these risks of fatal workplace injuries for some of these workers, the Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes its Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) every year. In this multiple-part blog, we will discuss some of the findings of the most recent CFOI, highlighting which jobs pose the biggest threat of fatal workplace injuries for employees.
If you or a loved one has been hurt in any way while working, contact Colorado Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Michael P. Dominick for help getting the full amount of benefits you deserve for your injuries and losses.
Jobs with Highest Rate of Fatal Workplace Injuries…
1. Workers in the logging industry
Working in the logging industry is the number one most dangerous job in the U.S. According to the CFOI:
- The rate of workplace fatality for loggers is nearly 128 per every 100,000 workers.
- The reasons that the logging industry is so dangerous is that loggers regularly face the risk of falling from trees, being involved in chainsaw (or other machinery) accidents and being struck by trees.
2. Workers in the fishing industry
With a workplace death rate of about 117 per every 100,000 workers, fishermen reportedly have the second most dangerous job in the U.S. Some of the specific dangers that these workers face day-to-day include the risks of being involved in boat accidents, drowning at sea, being crushed by heavy equipment and even being struck by lightning.
3. Commercial pilots and airline engineers
Facing a workplace fatality rate that is more than 53 per every 100,000 workers, commercial pilots and airline engineers regularly confront the risk of plane crashes when working. Issues like poorly maintained planes, lack of training and lack of sleep can compound these risks for commercial pilots.
Stay posted for the additional parts of this blog series that will be posted soon!
Colorado Workers’ Compensation Lawyers at the Law Office of Michael P. Dominick
Did your loved one lose his or her life while working? Or have you been injured on the job? If so, contact the Colorado workers’ compensation lawyers at the Law Office of Michael P. Dominick. Our legal professionals are experienced at going up against corporate lawyers and insurance companies, and we have a proven track record of success when it comes to securing our Clients the maximum possible compensation for their injuries and financial losses.
Contact Us Today
For a thorough evaluation of your case, along with expert advice on the best manner in which to move forward, call us at (303) 447-2644.