There were 4,836 fatal work injuries in the United States in 2015. Here are the 6 most dangerous jobs in the United States, according to government data.
There were 4,836 fatal work injuries in the United States in 2015. Here are the 6 most dangerous jobs in the United States, according to government data:
Iron and steel workers play an important role—they are responsible for erecting those towering buildings that so many people live and work. Injuries can be prevented when workers use the proper safety equipment, such as goggles, steel-toed boots, hardhats, fall arrest systems, and the like. However, Structural and steel workers work in a dangerous field and use dangerous equipment that can cause injury and death. Common life-threatening injuries include:
Sanitation workers are exposed to a variety of hazards on the job—the machinery they operate, other motorists, and the negligence of coworkers. The following are some of the most common accidents that result in injury to refuse and recyclable material collectors:
Like the other professions listed here, roofers safety is often overlooked by employers and the precautions that could prevent an accident are not put in place. Common roofer injuries include:
As air traffic increases so does the risk that a plane and its passengers will be injured. However, when a plane accident occurs, the outcome for pilots, engineers, and passengers is death. The most common causes of aviation accidents include:
Fishers and fishing workers work long hours. They often have seasonal employment and are at sea for weeks or months at a time. They work without sleep and stand on deck for long periods of time, despite being tossed around on rough seas. The majority of fatal injuries occur in Alaska, Massachusetts, Florida, Louisiana, and Oregon. Most injuries are caused by contacts with objects or equipment and overexertion.
Dangers associated with logging may not be obvious to those without experience in the industry. Logging is done in areas with difficult terrain where access to medical personnel is scarce. Workers are exposed to the elements and are often worked without rest. Some causes of injuries include:
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