As a construction worker or related professional or tradesperson, you probably hear a lot about safety in the workplace. And there’s a reason for that! Multiple types of construction-related job titles made USA Today’s list of America’s top 25 Most Dangerous Jobs. As a personal injury attorney who specializes in construction accidents, I’ve seen the data become reality! Take a look at the most dangerous jobs, with #1 being the most dangerous:
- Logging Workers
- Fishers and Related Fishing Workers
- Aircraft Pilots and Flight Engineers
- Refuse and Recyclable Material Workers
- Structural Iron and Steel Workers
- Drivers, Delivery Workers, and Truck Drivers
- Farmers, Ranchers, and Agricultural Managers
- First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
- Other Agricultural Workers
- Grounds Maintenance Workers
- First Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
- Construction Laborers
- Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers
- Electrical Power Line Installers and Repairers
- Maintenance and Repair Workers
- Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs
- First Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers
- Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
- Athletes, Couches, Umpires, and Related Workers
- Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
- Industrial Machinery Installation, Repair, and Maintenance Workers
- Painters in Construction and Maintenance
- Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
Did Your Job Make the List?
Don’t panic. Just because your industry or job description is on the list doesn’t necessarily mean you should switch careers or plans. As a construction worker, you probably already knew about the risks involved in your work.
So what now?
Remember the odds are still in your favor. Even logging – the most dangerous job on the list – resulted in a fatal injury rate of only 132 per 100,000 workers, reports CNBC. In contrast, working in industries that are considered safer can still put you at risk of personal injury. Many people forget that getting into a car is perhaps the most dangerous thing we do on a daily basis.
The best thing you can do to protect yourself on the job is to practice safe habits such as getting enough sleep, avoiding distractions while working or operating machinery, and helping those around you stay educated on job safety.
Most construction accidents are due to faulty or dangerous machinery, slips and falls, or being struck by an object. Personal injury accidents mean that the injury is due to someone else’s negligence. As an experienced personal injury attorney focusing on workplace injury such as construction accidents, I’m here to help you find out whose negligence caused you harm and how justice can be served.
Have you or a loved one been injured in a construction accident in Albuquerque, NM? After seeking medical help, call Brian K. Branch. Many workers are aware that they can receive some compensation for medical bills in the event of a workplace accident, but most employees don’t know just how much they might be entitled to! Financial losses after a construction accident can go far beyond simply the cost of medical care. We’re here to get you the full compensation you deserve!
Call 505-207-4401 or contact us online.
Law Office of Brian K Branch, PC
715 Marquette Ave. NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102