Picking up from where we left off in 10 Jobs with the Highest Rates of Fatal Workplace Injuries (Pt. 1), below we will continue our discussion of the most dangerous jobs in the U.S., according to the findings reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI).
These Workers Also Have a High Risk of Fatal Workplace Injuries…
Regularly facing the risk of falling, as well as being hit by heavy objects and being exposed to heat (when working outdoors in the summertime) are just some of the significant risks that roofers face day-to-day at work. According to the CFOI, these and other dangers make the rate of fatal workplace injuries for roofers nearly 41 per every 100,000 workers.
5. Workers in the steel and iron industries
Facing a rate of fatal workplace injuries that is 37 per every 100,000 workers, steel and iron workers regularly face risks that include falling (such as from scaffolding or other high structures), being crushed by heavy materials and sustaining serious heat-related injuries (due to regularly working outdoors).
6. Trash collectors
People who work as trash collectors reportedly sustain fatal workplace injuries at a rate of more than 27 per every 100,000 garbage collectors in the U.S. While being involved in traffic accidents is one of the specific dangers of this occupation, so too is being crushed by equipment and regularly dealing with heavy machinery.
7. Utility workers
Regularly working at extreme heights and with electricity makes being a utility worker particularly dangerous. As the CFOI reports, these workers have a workplace death rate of about 23 per every 100,000 workers in the U.S.
Be sure to check out the upcoming conclusion to this blog for our continued discussion regarding the most dangerous jobs in the U.S.
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