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The Most Dangerous Industries for Workers

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Every year, hundreds of thousands of workers suffer severe injuries on the job. Unfortunately, many of those lead to fatal injuries. Employers should always provide a safe place for workers, but negligence can quickly put all employees at risk.

Over the years, some industries have proven to be more fatal and dangerous than others. Some workplaces have distinct dangers because of their nature, but other workplaces may be riddled with negligent parties and actions, which can cause significant injuries. Below, we’ll detail just a few of the most dangerous industries and some of the more common injuries that can arise.

Here are some of the most dangerous industries for workers:

  • Logging
  • Fishing
  • Aircraft pilots and flight engineers
  • Roofers
  • Construction workers

These industries present numerous dangers. When a worker suffers significant harm, they have the right to pursue compensation for damages they experience. Our team will be right there to help you every step of the way.

For a free consultation, call our firm today at (888) 740-6434.

Logging Industry

The logging industry is the most dangerous, averaging around 100 deaths per 100,000 workers. We know that logging is physically demanding as it is, but there are also tools and heavy equipment that can potentially cause a severe injury. Negligence can also arise, putting many workers in harm’s way.

Unfortunately, some companies may put government safety regulations to the wayside. In some cases, a lack of training, supervision, and safety equipment can lead to long-term damages.

Fishing Industry

Commercial fishing is one of the most dangerous industries because it requires extensive effort and strenuous work from those on boats. Some of the most common dangers include:

  • Vessel accidents
  • Falls
  • Overboard falls
  • Large machinery accidents

Many of the workers on large commercial fishing boats don’t have the safety equipment they need to avoid accidents and severe harm. When something goes wrong, they can suffer severe lacerations and other ongoing problems. As a result, the fishing industry averages 77 fatalities per 100,000 workers.

Note, our team does not handle offshore injury cases, but they are still serious. Be sure to protect your rights.

Aircraft Pilots and Flight Engineers

Aviation accidents can be devastating, and aircraft pilots and flight engineers are often those most at risk within the industry. Within the industry, there are roughly 58 deaths for every 100,000 workers. It’s easy to see why the damages are severe and cause fatal injuries.


Roofers work at heights all of the time. They have to focus on what they are doing along with staying safe. Unfortunately, some roofers may not have proper safety equipment to prevent falls and other issues from occurring. As a result, roofers experience roughly 51 deaths per 100,0000 workers.

Some of the other dangers that roofers face include:

  • Burn injuries from chemicals and tars
  • Electrocution from nearby power lines
  • Falling debris

The long-term damages stemming from roofing accidents can require ongoing care.

Construction Workers

While the construction industry averages roughly 21 deaths per 100,000 workers, several more workers experience significant injuries. Construction sites often pose the risk of:

  • Falling objects
  • Falls from heights
  • Heavy machinery accidents
  • Electrocution
  • Caught in-between accidents

Construction accidents are far too common, causing traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord damage, broken bones, amputations, crushed limbs, burns, and other severe injuries.

At Pacific Workers', The Lawyers for Injured Workers, we work to protect the rights of people who suffer severe harm because of negligence. Workers are heroes, and they deserve to have someone on their side to pursue compensation when they need it most.

Our workers’ compensation attorneys have the knowledge and experience you need on your side. Trust that we’ll give you a voice and pursue the most favorable outcome possible. Since 1994, we have ended more than 98% of our cases in favor of our clients. We are ready to go above and beyond for you!

Contact our team today at (888) 740-6434 to schedule your free consultation.

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