Some jobs are more dangerous than others, and particular careers carry especially high rates of serious injuries or deaths. For this post, we thought it would be good to give a quick overview of the top five most dangerous jobs in the U. S. As always, remember that we at the Law Office of Dean Petrulakis are here to help and welcome any questions you might have.
With that said, here’s our list for the five most dangerous jobs in the U. S:
- Waste Material/Recyclable Collector: The risk in this job primarily comes from being hit by a vehicle while gathering materials or getting injured in the busy processing facilities with huge, dangerous machinery.
- Roofer: Not surprisingly, heights can be dangerous and roofers know this more than anyone else. Having to manipulate heavy materials and tools further adds to the risks.
- Aircraft pilot: Crashes are almost always deadly, and human error contributes to disasters that have claimed the lives of many aircraft pilots.
- Fishing worker: In addition to dealing with the threat of drowning, fishing workers also have to worry about poor weather conditions and working with dangerous, heavy equipment.
- Logging worker: The most dangerous job in the U. S. belongs to loggers, who have to deal with falling trees, heavy machinery, and other risks such as dangerous weather conditions.
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There you have it, these are the most dangerous jobs in the U. S. Fortunately, accident rates have been steadily decreasing, which means that even these dangerous jobs are safer than ever. Nonetheless, accidents still happen, and these tragedies are sometimes a result of negligence or recklessness on behalf of another party.
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