Being involved in an accident on the job is a logical concern for many people in Minnesota. This concern may be even greater if you work in select fields where the risk of this happening can be higher than in other fields. When a job-related accident occurs, you might experience time away from work which can reduce your income, contributing to financial challenges. If you ever die as a result of a jobsite accident, your family is left to deal with not only financial issues but emotional loss as well.
According to The Washington Post, the risk of being involved in a fatal workplace accident seems to increase if you work in a job that requires the use of heavy machinery. Looking at data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics that outlines the 20 jobs in America with the most number of job-related deaths, several common industries are represented. These include the following:
- Refuse and waste collection
- Mining and extraction
People who work with electrical power lines, as airline pilots, or in commercial fishing are also identifies as being involved in occupations with a high risk of death. Regardless of the industry or specific occupation, transportation in some form is associated with as many as 40 percent of workplace deaths. Being hit by objects and falling together account for another 24 percent of fatalities on the job.
This information is not intended to provide legal advice but general information about the risks associated with deadly accidents on jobsites in Minnesota.