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While the United States is still experiencing a shortage of jobs for the number of job candidates available in many cities and towns, occupational safety and health are still importnt issues. Still, some jobless workers will take a dangerous job rather than to remain jobless. Teenagers sometimes accept employment at work which is actually illegal for them to do in their US State – running power tools like meat slicers, and construction tools.

Even with all safety measures in place, the Top 10 Most Dangerous Jobs in the country loose more workers to DEATH per 100,000 workers than other jobs. You can see some of the most dangerous jobs right no on television! They pay well,  but may cause you to lose an arm or leg. The Logging Industry and the show Ax Men can show you the second most dangerous job iun the USA.

When I worked for Workers Compensation, one client was a gentleman that had been accidentally pulled through a buzz saw in a sawmill.

The man was cut diagonally from one shoulder, down the torso diagonally to his waist and he recovered. he needed intensive rehabilitation and a long time to be able to manage his ongoing pain. He did not return to the sawmill or logging, however.

In Season One of Ax Men, J.M. (Jay) Browning, one of the leaders in the Logging Industry on the West Coast, had an artificial hand to allow him to handle a chainsaw.  His hand had been severed from his arm on the job.  He expanded his business and now opereates  J.M. Browning Logging, Trucking and Construction in Oregon. His hope is to educate children and their families about the logging and forestry  business and jobs in it, along with what is required to keep the country’s forests healthy and sustainable.

Read more about danger on the job and Jay Browning at : Ax Men and the Most Dangerous Jobs In America.


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