Death at Work

Death at Work – Does Your Job or City Need 10 Safety Tips?

It’s well known that some professions are more dangerous the others. Sometimes the work is inherently dangerous, but other times corners are being cut. Similarly, some cities are more dangerous than others, either because of a high concentration of dangerous industry or because of a weak regulatory framework. Jack Benton has the scoop on a great new infographic detailing death at work based on occupation and city, signaling who is most in need of 10 safety tips. Danger in the workplace is nothing to be ignored.

Do you work in one of the deadliest jobs? Do you work in one of the deadliest cities?
If you or someone you love works in one of these jobs, please be careful. If you live in one of these cities, consider contact your local representative to press for improved safety regulations and enforcement of those regulations that are already in place.

Workplace deaths can be greatly minimized, but not completely eliminated. The first step in avoiding death at work is to assess your risk. The following Death at Work Top 10 lists will help you, in part, determine your risk.

Death at Work – By Occupation

Here is the lineup of top ten most dangerous occupations in America:

  1. Fisherman
  2. Logging worker
  3. Airplane pilots & flight engineers
  4. Farmers & ranchers
  5. Mining Machine Operators
  6. Roofers
  7. Sanitation Workers
  8. Truck drivers / delivery workers
  9. Industrial machine workers
  10. Police Officers

Unfortunately, this list of deadliest occupations is not surprising. That said, many of the categories could benefit from 10 Safety Tips for Workplace Safety.

Obviously, though, danger is inherent in some of these jobs. For example, there is little that safety tips can do to protect police officers from the dangers they face on the beat.

Death at Work - Some professions need 10 Safety Tips more than others

Safety Tips to Avoid Death At Work

Death at Work – By Geography

He also includes a list of the 10 Deadliest Cities in America, which are:

  1. Midland, TX
  2. Mount-Vernon / Anacortes, WA
  3. Beaumont-Port Arthur , TX
  4. Huntington-Ashland, KY-OH-WV
  5. Green Bay, WI
  6. Anchorage, AK
  7. New Orleans-Metarie-Wyoming, LA
  8. Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI
  9. Tulsa, OK
  10. Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro, TN

Unfortunately these cities have the distinction of being part of a deadly group. All this death at work that occurs within their borders creates a kind of chicken and egg situation. Do the deadly job congregate around these cities because of a lack of regulation, or was there something that originally attracted the businesses that is now keeping the danger around?

It should be noted that, generally, these cities are smaller than most places, so a highly concentrated dangerous industry appears more deadly than in other places, statistically.

Nonetheless, if you or someone you love works in one of these areas be sure that they have the knowledge and regulations and enforcement in place to avoid death at work.

7 comments on “Death at Work – Does Your Job or City Need 10 Safety Tips?

  1. My cousin was in Western Montana for about 4 years logging and it made him a quite a bit of money however he had to stop by because he was nearly killed doing it. His task was to retrieve the tree with a cable after it fell and something happened and he nearly lost his leg and life. Logging is good job but a tough one as well. Great list.

    • I’m happy to help. Logging is one of those professions that pays great, but that is because of the risk. If people are familiar with the risks, consent to the risks, and take the proper precautions, than that’s fine by me. But if one of those factors is missing, than I worry some one will get needless hurt. Keeping people like your cousin safe is a big reason why I made this site.

  2. Wait a second, I live in Grand Rapids, I am going to be more careful at work. Maybe I should stay home tomorrow just in case.

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