There are people who get up in the morning, shower, eat a bowl of Fruit Loops and head out to a job that is dangerous. This means that they put themselves at risk of an injury to bring home a weekly paycheck. Brave souls they are.
One of the most dangerous jobs in America is being a truck driver. And since there are a whole lot of truck drivers in the country, they account for many of the job injuries. Maroney, Williams, Weaver and Pancake, your worker’s compensation lawyers in Charleston, offer you this list of the most dangerous jobs in America.
Grounds Maintenance Workers
You might be a bit surprised to learn that gardeners and groundskeepers hold dangerous jobs. You need to think about it for a minute or two. These workers are exposed to the elements, which can cause injuries. But they also work with all sorts of sharp tools, which is definitely a dangerous thing.
You face all types of dangers being a construction worker. There are several ways in which you can get injured on the job. Construction workers work in the elements, work with sharp tools, work with power tools and work on top of buildings and other high places.
Another risk factor in this industry is being hit by an object. It happens more often than you might expect.
Ranchers and Farmers
Even with advanced technology in the industry, being a farmer or rancher is still quite a dangerous occupation. In addition to working in the elements, farmers and ranchers work with heavy equipment, sharp objects and big animals. Having a large animal like a cow step on your foot or kick you will certainly hurt and may cause an injury.
We all know just how dangerous it is getting behind the wheel of a vehicle. Truck drivers are on the road for many hours a day and often drive in less than ideal conditions. If it is not snow and ice that increases their chances of an accident, it’s other drivers or the elements.
Working with huge steel beams and cranes all day is quite dangerous. It is all too easy to fall or slip when working with large and heavy steel beams.
Recyclable Materials Collector and Garbage Collector
Collecting garbage and recyclable materials is a dangerous job. There is always the risk of getting into an accident and you are working with big equipment.
Roofers work with sharp objects and tools that can cause injury, like that electric nail gun. But the real danger of being a roofer is the risk of falling from the roof.
While you might think that fishing is fun, it can also be quite dangerous. Fishing workers have to deal with the elements, but they also have to face the risk of getting in an accident while driving and they do work with some dangerous equipment.
Logs are big, heavy and not very stable, making this a dangerous job.
If you have been hurt at work and need an attorney, call Maroney, Williams, Weaver and Pancake.