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Personal Injury Attorney in Oxnard, Ventura, Santa Barbara & Berkeley

Most Dangerous Work Industries

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You never expect to suffer an injury at work, but it, unfortunately, happens far more often than you may think. In fact, some industries are prone to severe injuries because of the nature of the job, defective machinery, and other problems. As an employee, you should recognize some of the industries where you may be at risk of harm.

Our work injury attorneys represent clients throughout Oxnard, Ventura County, and Santa Barbara County. If you do suffer harm in a workplace, trust that we will be by your side to pursue the compensation you deserve.

These are some of the most dangerous industries to work in:

  • Logging
  • Fishing
  • Aviation
  • Roofing
  • Construction

Please be advised, not all work injuries go through workers’ comp. You may have a personal injury case, as well.

Call our firm today at (805) 628-4967 if you suffer injuries because of a problem in the workplace.


Workers in the logging industry are some of the most at-risk because of the equipment they work with and the heights at which they often work. When something goes wrong, it can result in severe harm. There are roughly 100 deaths per 100,000 workers in the logging industry because some companies put safety on the backburner.

Injuries in the logging industry often occur because of:

  • Defective equipment
  • Defective machinery
  • Falls from heights


Fishing for a career is often much different than fishing for recreation. Workers often find themselves on large fishing vessels, hauling around large equipment, and putting in strenuous hours each day. Unfortunately, individuals are at risk for slip and fall accidents, defective machinery accidents, and more when they are on these ships.

A vessel crashing and falls overboard are two of the most severe accidents that can arise in the industry. Fishing results in roughly 77 deaths per 100,000 workers.


The aviation industry can be particularly dangerous for pilots and flight engineers. Most of the news that people see regarding plane crashes are those involving large commercial aircraft. However, small airplanes can also crash, often causing fatal injuries as a result. In the aviation industry, there are roughly 58 deaths per 100,000 workers.


In the roofing industry, workers often find themselves high off the ground. They use several tools and must ensure they are securely in place. However, some workers are at risk of harm when they don’t have proper safety equipment or when negligence exists. The roofing industry sees roughly 51 deaths per 100,000 workers.

Accidents in the roofing industry can include:

  • Workers falling from heights (such as falling off the roof)
  • Falling debris and tools and hitting someone in the head
  • Electrocution from power lines
  • Burn injuries because of the tools commonly used in the industry

While not all of these accidents result in fatalities, they can result in long-term problems such as traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord damage, broken bones, and more.


The construction industry is rife with dangers. Unfortunately, falling objects, heavy machinery defects, and other problems result in 21 deaths per 100,000 workers. People on a construction site are at risk of electrocution, burns, stuck in-between accidents, falls, and more. When these accidents occur, it can cause the person to suffer long-term and life-altering injuries.

If you suffer injuries at work, it’s vital to recognize your rights to seek compensation for the damages you endure. Working with a lawyer is one of the most effective ways to safeguard your rights and move forward with your life in the best quality possible.

At Crane Flores, LLP, we work to prioritize your rights. Our work injury attorneys go above and beyond to help clients throughout Oxnard and all of Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties. You can trust us to give you a voice against negligence and seek maximum compensation on your behalf. We’re here for you every step of the way.

Call our firm today at (805) 628-4967 for your free consultation.