Are Accidents More Common in Some Industries?
Yes, certain industries are categorized as high hazard industries. High
hazard worksites are based on injury and illness rates of workers averaged
over three years. There are approximately 130,000 work sites with 40 or
more workers in the U.S. that are rated as high hazard industries, according
to the U.S. Department of Labor.
Industries considered high hazard industries include the following:
- Beef cattle feedlots;
- Chicken processing;
- Marine cargo handling;
- Towing and tugboat service;
- Trucking maintenance facilities;
- Packing and crating;
- Scrap and waste materials handling;
- Fish and seafood processing;
- Lumber yards;
- Airport terminal services; and
- Packaged frozen foods plants
Workers are entitled by law to safe and healthy workplaces. The U.S. Department
of Labor inspects workplaces to ensure that employers take proper steps
to minimize workers' risk of injuries and illnesses. Unfortunately,
some employers still place profits ahead of the safety of their workers.
If you have been injured while on the job, it is in your best interests to
contact an industrial injury lawyer from Arnold & Itkin LLP as soon as possible. Call today!