What are the deadliest jobs in the country?

| Apr 5, 2019 | Workplace Accidents

While any Minnesota worker in any environment faces some risks, there are jobs out there where employees are more prone to work-related injuries or even death.

Analyzing information originally gathered by the United States government, one group has identified the ten deadliest jobs in the country, at least as of 2017. While some of these careers are among the usual suspects when it comes to unsafe working environments, others may come as a bit of a surprise.

While any Minnesota worker in any environment faces some risks, there are jobs out there where employees are more prone to work-related injuries or even death.

Analyzing information originally gathered by the United States government, one group has identified the ten deadliest jobs in the country, at least as of 2017. While some of these careers are among the usual suspects when it comes to unsafe working environments, others may come as a bit of a surprise.

At the top of the list were people who work in the fishing industry, such as those who actually go out on boats to catch fish and other seafood. Trailing only the fishing industry as the deadliest profession, the logging industry also had a high rate of fatalities. The fishing industry reported almost 100 deaths per 100,000 full-time employees, while the logging industry reported just under 85 deaths per 100,000 employees.

Interestingly, pilots and others who operate aircraft came in third on this list, ahead of even roofers and those who work in iron and steel mills. Likewise, garbage collectors, truck drivers and others who drive for a living, such as salespeople, made the list. While further down the list, supervisors of lawn service and landscaping crews also made an appearance.

In any event, many people living in the Twin Cities area probably work in one of these professions, and so they and their families need to be particularly aware of their rights after workplace accidents. For instance, if a Minnesota worker in one of the professions on the list, or in any profession for that matter, dies in a work-related accident, then the worker’s family may be able to get benefits through Minnesota’s workers’ compensation program.