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Workers in Offshore Industry Have Highest Fatality Rate

Published September 10, 2013 21:14

In April 2013, the CDC conducted a study of the Maritime Industry that revealed offshore workers in the Oil and Gas Industry are seven times more likely to be killed on the job than workers in any other industry. The study revealed that between 2003-2010, there were 27.1 deaths among Offshore workers versus 3.8 deaths in other industries per 100,000 workers. According to the study, transportation to and from the job site was the most dangerous aspect of the job, with 51% attributed to transportation accidents. Fatality information was obtained from the Bureau of Labor Statistics Census of Fatal Occupational Industries. The full study, “Fatal Injuries in Offshore Oil and Gas Operations — United States, 2003–2010,” is available online here.

With the port in New Orleans and many offshore platforms, rigs and vessels servicing oil fields off the coast of Louisiana, HH&K has handled a broad range of claims for serious personal injury or death involving admiralty, maritime or offshore litigation. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a maritime accident, contact the experienced maritime attorneys at Herman Herman Katz to learn more about your legal rights.



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