Each year, thousands of employees die from injuries sustained on the job. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 4,764 workers died on the job in the most recent year for which data is available. That translates to 13 worker deaths every day. Workplace injuries can happen anywhere, but some employees are inherently at a greater risk than others due to their line of work. Below, the workers’ compensation attorneys at Stewart Law Offices dive into the details regarding the most dangerous jobs.
Top Ten Most Dangerous Jobs
These are the ten most dangerous jobs in America, sorted by fatality rates as outlined by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics:
- Logging Workers: 97.6 deaths per 100,000 employees (56 total deaths)
- Fishing Workers: 77.4 deaths per 100,000 employees (30 total deaths)
- Aircraft Pilots and Flight Engineers: 58.9 deaths per 100,000 employees (70 total deaths)
- Roofers: 51.5 deaths per 100,000 employees (96 total deaths)
- Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors: 44.3 deaths per 100,000 employees (37 total deaths)
- Truck Drivers and Other Professional Drivers: 26.0 deaths per 100,000 employees (966 total deaths)
- Farmers, Ranchers, and Agricultural Managers: 24.7 deaths per 100,000 employees (257 total deaths)
- Structural Iron and Steel Workers: 23.6 deaths per 100,000 employees (15 total deaths)
- First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers: 21.0 deaths per 100,000 employees (144 total deaths)
- First-line Landscaping Supervisors, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers: 20.2 deaths per 100,000 employees (48 total deaths)
Most Common Types of Fatal Workplace Accidents in South Carolina
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the most common types of fatal workplace accidents in South Carolina are:
- Transportation incidents
- Violence and injuries by other people or animals
- Falls, slips, and trips
- Contact with objects and equipment
If you were hurt on the job, the South Carolina workers’ comp attorneys at Stewart Law Offices are here to help.
Need a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer? Contact Stewart Law Offices Today
Whether you are working in a factory or behind a desk, injuries can happen anywhere. When they do, they often come with expensive medical bills and force you to miss time from work. When this occurs, you may have the right to workers’ compensation benefits.
While workers’ comp can give much-needed stability to injured employees, the process is not always simple. That’s why injured workers in North Carolina and South Carolina trust the workers’ comp lawyers at Stewart Law Offices to help them through the process. If you were hurt on the job, contact us online to get started with a free case evaluation.