If you’re considering the risks your face at work, it’s worth thinking about the industry that you work in and the inherent dangers that simply come with that job. Any worker can be injured, even in the tamest office setting, but it is certainly true that some industries lead to more serious injuries than others. These may include fatal injuries, traumatic brain injuries, amputations, spinal cord injuries and much more.
But if picking the right industry is part of keeping yourself safe, how do you know where to turn? Which industry is the most dangerous?
The most fatal accidents
If you rank things in terms of the sheer amount of fatal accidents that occur, you’ll find that the most dangerous industry is construction. Every year, the greatest total number of fatal accidents happens in this industry.
The highest rate of accidents
However, the highest fatal accident rates often go to more obscure jobs. Agriculture, logging, fishing and hunting are all professions that are seen as fairly dangerous by safety experts.
Why is there a difference?
The difference in these numbers is simply due to the size of the industries. Construction may have a lower fatal accident rate, but there are millions of construction workers across the country. Something like logging or fishing may see a smaller total number of fatalities, but the pool of people working in these jobs is so small that the risk of injury – for each individual worker – is actually much higher.
If you have suffered a serious injury on the job, or if a loved one has been killed, be sure you know how to seek financial compensation.