Posted On: December 29, 2010 by Pennsylvania Personal Injury Attorney

Bureau of Labor Statistics Names Most Dangerous Jobs

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has released a list of the most dangerous jobs in the United States, according to WGAL.com. In 2009, accidents that occurred in these and other job occupations caused 4,340 deaths along with thousands of injuries.

The report ranked the dangerousness of jobs based on the rate of deaths each one caused per year. According to the report, commercial fishing is “by far the deadliest” occupation in the United States. In 2009, 200 of every 100,000 commercial fishing workers were killed. This number is more than triple the rate of deaths caused by logging, the next most dangerous job. In 2009, 61 loggers of every 100,000 lost their lives.

On the dangerous jobs list, workers in commercial fishing are followed by roofers, airline pilots, and flight engineers. Construction work, driving large trucks, and the installation, repair, and maintenance of industrial machinery also made the list: approximately 18 of every 100,000 workers in these three jobs die each year.

Pennsylvania workers’ compensation insurance exists to help people injured on the job. Workers’ compensation payments may be available for the families of those who are killed by a work-related injury or illness to help meet a family’s financial needs while the family recovers from their untimely loss. If you have lost a loved in a workplace accident, please don’t hesitate to call the experienced Pennsylvania workers’ compensation attorneys at Cherry Fieger & Marciano, LLP. Call 1-888-684-2374 today for a free and confidential consultation.