Every job can expose the employee to a certain level of danger and stress. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics tracks the most dangerous jobs across the country. Here are the most dangerous jobs in California:
- Logging: A lumberjack is subjected to long hours, extremely strenuous work, and dangerous working conditions in remote locations where access to medical services is limited.
- Welders: these workers are exposed to toxic chemicals and welding fumes, such as benzene, which affect the lung, larynx, urinary tract, and kidney cancer. This occupation causes a death rate of 16 welders in 100,000 workers.
- Aircraft pilots and flight engineers: With a fatality rate of 46 out of 100,000 workers, this occupation is high on the list of hazardous occupations.
- Truck Drivers: A hazardous occupation with a fatality rate of 42 per 100,000 workers primarily from collisions, truck drivers are also subject to various illnesses and injuries.
- Farmers and ranchers: Heat exhaustion, exposure to pesticides, being hit by equipment, vehicles, and objects, and the use of shears are the most common causes of farmworker injuries and deaths.
- Construction workers: More than 23 construction workers die for every 100,000 workers, with 75% having severe injuries, including falls from the roof, hernias from heavy equipment, electrocutions, exposure to silica dust and asbestos.
Our team understands the obstacles our clients face in their recovery. And we know that every accident or injury represents pain and financial loss for employees. To receive the benefits you deserve, it is necessary to have qualified legal representation.
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