The 5 Most Dangerous Industries for Workers

Workers’ compensation attorneys help clients from just about industry you can think of recover from injuries they suffered while on the job. But there are some jobs that are more dangerous than others. 

Based on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the 5 most dangerous jobs in the country are: 

1 – Logging

As CNBC points out, “Among the biggest risks for loggers are being hit by falling objects while they’re felling trees or having an accident operating the equipment that allows them to do so. The rate of fatal accidents in the logging industry is 28 times higher than the all-worker rate of 3.5 fatalities per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers.”

2 – Fishinig

The median annual wage if you are in the fishing industry is only $28,310, which hardly seems fair for the second most dangerous industry in America.

3 – Aircraft pilots and flight engineers

The median annual wage for pilots and flight engineers is $137,330, which seems more in line with the risks these workers face. Almost 500 of them were injured in 2019, with 70 losing their lives as a result of their injuries. 

4 – Roofing 

“Given that they’re often multiple stories above ground, any slip or fall can become a deadly event,” CNBC says. “The job is a physical one, requiring heavy lifting, climbing, and bending, often in uncomfortable weather conditions.”

5 – Trash and recycling collectors 

This might be the most surprising one on the top 5 list. But when you stop to think about it, it makes perfect sense. As CNBC says, “These workers spend much of their day with a team, driving or riding on a truck to collect materials, increasing the risk of a transportation-related accident.”

You don’t have to work in one of the nation’s most dangerous industries to be injured on the job. If you are looking for an workers’ comp attorney in Fort Lauderdale who can help you navigate the system, we hope you will contact us.