The Most Dangerous Jobs in the World

Some jobs in America are far more dangerous than others. So before you complain about your current employment, you might want to consider a recent study by USA Today, that found that the most dangerous job in America isn’t law enforcement, trapeze artist, or being a Miami personal injury lawyer; but rather logging. Last year alone, there were nearly 1,000 serious injuries, 91 of them fatal – primarily caused by falling objects. Some of the reasons that logging is dangerous are that it is generally performed in remote locations – far from trauma care centers – using chainsaws and heavy equipment. And while logging is about 38 times more dangerous than the average job in America, its pay is not commensurate with the risk. The average logger makes just under $38,000 a year. The second most dangerous job in America is commercial fishing. And much like logging, it is performed in remote locations far from trauma care and often in extreme weather conditions. A commercial fisherman makes far less money than loggers – about $27,000 a year. And last year suffered 24 fatalities which are about 50% less than loggers. Certainly, some professions have suffered more fatalities than others but are ranked safer because more people do that kind of work. The fatality statistics are based upon the average number of deaths per 100,000 workers. Which explains why logging is more dangerous than delivery drivers since there are fewer loggers in America than drivers. The other most dangerous jobs are: 23: Aircraft Pilots and Flight Engineers. With 75 reported fatalities the average salary is $106,000 a year. 22: Roofers:...

Florida Workplace Deaths Continue to Rise

Florida Workplace Deaths Continue to Rise Each year the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics  collects data on the number of injuries and fatalities in the workplace. This information is sorted by state, industry, and type of injury to present a picture of workplace safety in America. For workers and employers in Florida, the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ information shows a concerning rise in the number of workplace fatalities throughout the state. In 2015, Florida recorded the third highest number of workplace fatalities of any state in the country. Only California and Texas logged more fatal workplace incidents. Florida was also among the 21 states to report a higher number of fatalities in 2015 than in 2014. In fact, the number of Florida workplace deaths rose by 44 during that interval. These statistics call for a new emphasis on safety in Florida’s workplaces and the need for employers, employees, and the state government to renew their interest in protecting Florida’s workers. Worker Fatalities Across the U.S. Overall today the United States is a safer place to work than in the past. In the most recent reporting period for labor statistics, the numbers for 2015 indicate that the rate of workplace fatalities is continuing to decrease. This trend began in 2007, following a very high number of workplace fatalities nationwide in 2006. The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the U.S. workplace fatality rate at 3.38 per 1,000 workers in 2015, down from 2014’s rate of 3.43 per 1,000 workers. The actual number of workplace deaths increased from 2014 to 2015, but so did the number of people in...
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