You trust your employer to make sure that your workplace is as risk-free as possible. You depend on a network employment and safety laws to prevent obvious dangers and protect you in case something does happen. Still, you probably go to work every day knowing that your job is not entirely safe.

However, you may not know exactly how dangerous your job is. Many of Minnesota’s top industries rank among the most dangerous professions in America. Please read on for a brief discussion of these jobs and how you might seek compensation if you or a loved one were injured.

In an article about fatality rates on the job, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution ranked 25 dangerous occupations. It probably comes as no surprise to you that mining, still one of the mainstays of the Minnesota economy, ranks among them. However, mining equipment operators were only one step more risk-prone than taxi drivers and chauffeurs.

Logging is one of the most dangerous jobs in the country at number two. The deadliest factor in the logging workplace was contact with the equipment or objects involved in the day-to-day work. As Minnesota’s timber reserves continue to mature, it is likely these risks will remain the same without proper management.

Construction work, as you might expect, also ranked high in terms of danger. However, the building trade stood out for the fact that many different specializations featured on the list:

  • Construction supervisors, laborers and helpers
  • Installation supervisors
  • Ops engineers
  • Painters
  • Electricians

If you or someone you love works a dangerous job, you are in good company. Many of Minnesota’s primary industries rank among the deadliest trades in the country. In the event that you or a loved one is injured, make sure that you get specific legal advice based on your case before proceeding. This article is only general information.