When you think of the deadliest professions, which ones come to mind? At The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker, we have been helping clients with workers’ compensation claims for many years, and as a result, we are very familiar with the most dangerous professionals. Keep reading to find out about which industries have the most accidents on the job, then contact us at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation.
- Fishing-Related Injuries
- Airline Professions
- Trash and Recycling Collectors
- Iron and Steel Working
- Professional Drivers
- Electric Power Line Installers and Repairers
- Taxi and rideshare drivers
People who work in commercial fishing deal with dangerous ocean conditions, work with large quantities of live seafood, and are exposed to all the elements. This is nothing like sitting on a lake in a rowboat, casting a line. In fact, it is one of the most dangerous jobs in the world.
Loggers use heavy machinery and climb upwards of 100 feet in trees. They also work in remote locations that are further from medical care. For these and other reasons, their jobs are dangerous.
Pilots and flight engineers deal with the typical risks involved in flying, along with dealing with dangerous weather, mechanical problems, and traffic conditions both during landing and during takeoff.
Not only do these people handle hazardous materials, but they work around heavy machinery and equipment. Add to that the fact that they deal with things falling from trucks and are at risk of being in accidents with other vehicles and you can see why they are in such danger.
Of course, the most dangerous part of being a roofer is the fact that you could fall from a roof and become seriously injured or killed. Even with the right safety gear, this is a concern. However, there are other potential dangers in roofing, including sun exposure and fatigue, both of which can result in a higher risk of falling.
Structural iron and steel workers do physically demanding jobs that are very dangerous. They often have to work high up on scaffolding, which not only puts them at risk due to the fact that if they fell it would be from a significant height, but because scaffolding offers unsecure footing.
Farming, ranching, and other agricultural endeavors involve using heavy equipment and sharp blades – often both and on uneven ground. The most common cause of death for farmworkers is accidents with overturned tractors.
People who drive for a living, including truck drivers (but not including taxi drivers) are at an increased danger of vehicle accident due to how many hours they spend on the road.
When a person is involved in this type of work, the most common causes of death are electrocution accidents and falling from high places.
As is true of truck drivers, these types of drivers are at an increased risk of death at work due to how many hours they spend behind the wheel.