Not all jobs are created equally when it comes to safety. For example, the inherent nature of work such as construction lends itself to higher risks of injury and death, but strict safety standards can help minimize the dangers. Here's a look at some of the most deadly jobs in America.
Operating heavy equipment can result in injuries when workplaces and operators fail to take safety precautions. Forklifts, in particular, can be dangerous if not handled properly, causing as many as 100,000 injuries every year. While some types of precautions need to be implemented by supervisors, others depend on forklift operators themselves.