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Workers' injuries prevalent in 4 high-risk industries

In California and all other states, every workplace has safety hazards, although some are less dangerous than others. Even moving about an office environment can be risky as a trip-and-fall accident can cause severe head or back injuries. However, serious workers' injuries are reportedly more prevalent in certain industries.

Construction workers are typically exposed to extreme dangers when they work at dangerous heights and with hazardous materials. Despite strict safety regulations, falls are reportedly one of the biggest causes of employee fatalities in the United States. Mining is next on the list of extremely dangerous industries. Along with the threats of unanticipated floods or cave-ins, hazards in the form of dust, radon or mercury form part of the life-threatening risks that miners face every day.

Next in line is the health care industry in which employees are susceptible to infectious diseases, needle-stick injuries that can transmit life-threatening illnesses and physical stress injuries caused by lifting and moving patients. The fourth industry known to be hazardous is manufacturing. Workers can be struck by items, crushed by machines, caught in the working parts of equipment and more. Fatalities and amputations are a common concern in the manufacturing industry.

Although federal safety regulations cover all industries, compliance is not guaranteed. The number of workers' injuries that occur is proof of the fact that personal protective equipment and other safeguards are often absent or not provided. Fortunately, victims of on-the-job injuries need not carry the financial burden alone. In California, injured workers can pursue financial relief by filing workers' compensation benefits claims for coverage of medical expenses and lost wages.

Source: reliableplant.com, "4 High-risk Industries with Workplace Safety Concerns", Mila Payton, Accessed on March 3, 2017

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