There are a number of jobs in the economy that come with an increased risk for injury or death. These are positions that require an increased need for safety and stress the need for trained and competent professionals in order to avoid these types of situations. It is important for consumers to be aware of these positions
, as it makes it that much more critical to hire a trained professional for the job instead of doing it yourself, and this is no different when it comes to the roofing profession in Denver.
10. Landscaping and groundskeeping workers. Although this is not a position that would come to mind in regards to the least safe jobs, landscapers still deal with many workplace hazards that can make this job a hazardous position to those that do no follow proper protocol.
9. Electrical power-line installer and repairman. The fatality rate for this position was about 21 per 100,000, showing how risky this position can be. Working with electricity is always going to come with many risks, and it is no different for this position.
8. Farmers and Ranchers. This job can come with diverse workplace hazards, from environmental elements to unruly farm animals.
7. Truck Drivers. For workers that are on the road for the vast majority of their workday, its no wonder this position made the list. Driving is one of the most common forms of accidental injury and death.
6. Iron and Steel Workers. The injury fatality rate for this position was approximately 30 per 100,000.
5. Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors. This position includes dealing with heavy machinery in a variety of positions, creating a dangerous work environment at times.
Roofers. This position comes with a large variety of environmental risks, and injurys and death are usually the result of falls. This is one job that should be best left to the trained professional instead of attempting it yourself.
3. Aircraft pilots and engineers. Although plane crashes were at an all-time low in 2017, this job still comes with a plethora of hazards that make this position a dangerous workplace.
2. Fishers and fishing workers. If you’ve ever seen shows highlighting fishermen in Alaska, you don’t need much explanation for why this job can be extremely dangerous and tough to handle.
1. Logging Workers. The position that comes with the highest injury and fatality rate in America in 2017 is the logging industry. With a fatality rate of 132 people per 100,000, this position is far and away the most precarious job to have in regards to safety issues.
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