Considering the amount of time the average adult spends working, it is no wonder that workplace accidents are such a serious problem. According to fatal work accident statistics from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), 5,333 workers lost their lives in 2019. Transportation accidents accounted for the majority of these, followed by falls, slips, and trips, workplace violence, exposure to harmful substances or environments, and fires or explosions. Workers in fishing, hunting, logging, aviation, roofing, construction, and transportation are at the highest risk of harm, but any person could experience a serious on-the-job injury or occupational illness.
At Arnold & Itkin, we represent survivors of catastrophic workplace accidents and families who have lost loved ones in plant and refinery accidents, offshore accidents, oilfield accidents, construction accidents, and all industries across the country. Learn about these in the following articles.