What are the deadliest professions?

Earlier this year, researchers with the website 24/7 Wall St. took tried to identify the deadliest professions in the United States. They found that workers in these roles are all at an increased risk for certain injuring or fatal accidents in the workplace. You're unlikely to be surprised to learn what constitutes some of the most dangerous professions in Georgia and the rest of the country.

The top five most dangerous professions in the U.S. are:

  • Fishing-related and logging
  • Roofing
  • Sanitation
  • Flight engineering
  • Aircraft piloting.

Rounding out the group of top-ten deadly professions there is landscaping, truck driving, farming, electrical work and ironwork or steelwork.

Individuals who work in construction, maintenance, agriculture or as mechanics are also at a particularly high risk of getting hurt on the job. Those who are employed as miners, police officers or first responders, chauffeurs or taxi drivers or in sports-related industries are at a significantly higher risk of getting hurt than those who don't.

Those who work in the 25 professions that made the list have significantly higher on-the-job fatality rates than those who work in other industries. Some of them have a fatality rate that can reach as much as 20 times that of other professions.

The 24/7 Wall St. researchers found that all these professions share an increased risk of being exposed to violent altercations or dangerous substances in the workplace. They also have an abnormally high risk of unintended contact with equipment, becoming involved in fatal slips and falls or transportation accidents.

If you've been hurt while working in one of these industries and have survived, then you've likely suffered debilitating injuries that may require you to receive long-term care. A workers' compensation attorney can help you navigate the often-complex process of filing a claim and securing the compensation that you deserve in your Brunswick workplace injury case.

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