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We are all exposed to some kind of work hazzard. Any work has its risks. Each business will have its own set of rules and practices to help reduce this risk. However the reality is accidents do happen. Even more for certain industries than others. Here are some of the riskiest jobs in America.
Loggers work with heavy equipment like chainsaws and harvesters. Add the fact that falling logs and branches are always a risk. To make it worse, loggers usually work in remote areas far from medical facilities. All of these contribute to a fatality rate of almost 50 to every 100,000 loggers in a year.
Similar to loggers, dealing with heavy equipment in a remote area increases the risk tremendously. Also, you have the added factor of environmental factors like strong storms in the middle of the sea. Because of this, there were 86 deaths for every 100,000 fishermen in 2016.
Spending a lot of their time in higher areas, falls to lower levels are always a danger. Add the very physical line of work that includes a lot of lifting, bending, and climbing. All typically done under the hot sun. Reaching almost 47 fatal accidents for every 100,000 roofers, this is indeed a very dangerous job.
Who has not dreamt of being a star athlete at one point in our life? Probably one of the most glamorous and well known occupations, it is not exempted from risks. Although fatal injuries are not as high as other occupations, non-fatal injuries do reach more than 4,000 injuries. Most of them due to bodily reactions to overexertion.
If you spend most of your time on the road, you do increase your risk for car accidents. Road accidents comprise of 80% of the total accidents for drivers. In 2016 alone, there were almost 25 fatalities for every 100,000 drivers. This number is even larger for non-fatal injuries.
It may be one of the many considerations when choosing a career. However with any job, there will always be risk. Our natural calling and inclination for a certain job or industry will always guide our choice. Because at the end of the day, the love for what we do overcomes the risk.
Whatever industry you are in, the potential for accidents and injuries is real. Sometimes, being careful is not enough. We can not control everything. For complete protection, the right worker's compensation is needed. At Cornerstone Insurance Agency, we put our clients first by offering them policies that they can afford. Learn more about our products and services by calling our agency at (888) 661-8831. You can also request for a free quote by Clicking Here.