Recently, IFLScience.com had an interesting article with a graphic about the deadliest jobs in the United States.
Not surprisingly, many involve hands-on occupations. The top five deadliest jobs in the U.S., based on the annual number of deaths per 100,000 full-time workers, include:
Logging (59 total fatalities in 2013, 91.3 percent fatality rate during accidents)
Fishers and related fishing employment (27 total fatalities in 2013, 75 percent fatality rate during accidents)
Aircraft pilots and flight engineers (64 fatalities in 2013, 50.6 percent fatality rate during accidents)
Roofers (72 fatalities in 2013, 40.5 percent fatality rate during accidents)
Refuse and recyclable material collectors (33 fatalities in 2013, 33 percent fatality rate during accidents)
Other industries where workers are put at-risk for fatal accidents included mining, machine operation, driver/sales workers, farmers, ranchers and other agricultural managers.
IFLScience.com put the info graphic together using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
What Are My Legal Options If My Loved One Is Killed At Work?
Our hope is that these statistics make employers in certain industries study further safety programs. In Ohio, experts have noted that fatal workplace accidents have risen as the economy has rebounded, leading to more construction and manufacturing positions being available.
Remember, it is your employer’s duty to make sure it provides a safe work environment and that all safety standards in your industry are followed.
Following a fatal workplace accident, as the family member of a victim, you might be able to obtain Ohio workers’ compensation death benefits. To do this, you may need to work with an attorney who is familiar with the benefit system.
Additionally, you may be able to file a lawsuit against your loved one’s employer or possibly third-party litigation. Continue to follow our blog for more information about Ohio workers’ compensation news.