Most Dangerous State For Workers Is....Maine?

By David Kashi, International Business Times

Maine has the highest rate of serious workplace injuries in the U.S. while New York has the lowest, according to a new report published Thursday.

Allsup, a nationwide provider of Social Security disability insurance, published the report titled "Allsup Study of Workplace Injuries," which highlights the most work-threatening industries by location, based on the rates of injuries that are serious enough to involve "days of job transfer or restriction." The report found that Maine, Indiana and California are among the states with the highest rates of workplace injuries. The most injuries in Maine come from nursing and residential care facilities, building materials and garden equipment, the report stated. In the nursing and residential care facility industry, 7.1 out of 100 workers are involved in injuries.

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In New York, the most dangerous sector involved beer, wine and alcoholic beverage merchant wholesalers, according to the report. It found that 0.5 out of 100 workers are injured. These injuries involve days of job transfer and or restrictions.

Each year more than 1 million U.S. workers experience an injury that causes them to miss a day or more of work, according to Allsup, which used data collected from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. The report stressed that while rates of injury in different states can vary substantially for workers in the same industries, there is also a wide range of factors that make the dangers different in separate states.

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rann948

Most of these "most" dangerous jobs would be less so with a good dose of common sense, a quality that seems to have been bred out of much of our population. Common sense solutions: if you are a roofer, steel worker, etc etc, get a good night's rest (don't party so hearty), no pot, alcohol or other drugs (I'd like to see the stats on THAT), follow the safety rules to a T even if you are SO sure you would NEVER fall off a roof/ girder/ ship etc etc.

July 21 2013 at 12:44 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
rann948

Maybe the workers in Maine are just more clever about faking their injuries.

July 21 2013 at 12:37 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
dbiglip

Isn't it amazing, less than 10 % of America is Union BUT they are BLAMED for the demise of the country. Are people really that stupid? I'm not talking about the street maint. that have 5 guys watching in the ditch. No Union was EVER STARTED BECAUSE AN EMPLOYER WAS FAIR! Doesn't anyone see the resembence between the Nazi's/ Jews and the "scapgoat" Unions" ?

July 21 2013 at 12:37 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
anselrob

Don't be too quick to blame unions for the demise of America's cities and prosperity. Decades of dishonest and unfair trade practices by Japan, and now China, have all but destroyed our manufacturing base. American workers, union or not, are willing to work hard for a good income, but the jobs have disappeared. The politicians won't stand up to foreign competitors, and we're all the worse off for it. Sign me... - an America first, Pat Buchanan Republican union guy.

July 21 2013 at 12:11 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
belldn3

Isn\'t prostitution the most dangerous work out there? Look at what they had to go through and put up with. Ass-whippings from your pimp, contacting various diseases from men, and last but not least your own crack-cocaine habit, not all, but a lot of them have some sort of addiction.

July 21 2013 at 12:02 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
pomroutines

How many deaths from "phishing?"

July 20 2013 at 11:39 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
TIMOTHY

Obama doesn\'t work ! LOL

July 20 2013 at 10:23 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
mociambz

just more proof liberalism isn't good for you

July 20 2013 at 10:17 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Troy Simmons

there is a reason the show is called deadliest catch

July 20 2013 at 9:45 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
hugh4u2

Unins made America !!!!!!!!!! you must have been born with a silver spoon in your mouth and never had 2 work......

July 20 2013 at 9:14 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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moeelmore

Well I was in a union but found union members slowing the pace so productivity suffered - no one wanted to look bad or show off -- I found guys who thought one ounce of union sweat was four times as valuable as anyone else's. Unions have their place, but they also have run industry out of the US and made domestic prices for many products uncompetitive. BTW I have worked since I was 11 and never went on welfare or even knew what a silver spoon looked like. I come from blue collars and red necks - and I think unions need a real revision to bring them back to reality.

July 20 2013 at 9:50 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
mociambz

unions bankrupted america

July 20 2013 at 10:18 PM Report abuse -4 rate up rate down Reply

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