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Hazards for Specific Types of Industries

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Hazards for Specific Types of Industries

Injured construction worker being helped by a coworker after an accident

Workers in various industries face a vast array of hazards while on the job, and, while things like slip and fall accidents can be reported in most industries, it's also important to look at the specific things that show up most often in each one. Below are a few examples of these hazards that people in Wisconsin should be aware of so that they know their rights if they're injured while working.

Grocery Stores and Retail Stores

Those working in retail situations face hazards like heavy lifting, slippery floors and repetitive motions. There is also the risk of violent crime and, in some cases, the risk of working with machinery.

Food Service

Those working directly in food service, doing things like prep work and serving, face the hazards of sharp tools, hot equipment used for cooking, and wet floors that can lead to slip and fall accidents. Like retail jobs, violent crime and repetitive motions also factor in.

Janitorial and Maintenance Work

Janitors and maintenance workers often have to use chemicals, such as chemical cleaning agents, that pose a risk on their own and when used together. For those working in hospitals in these roles, contact with blood and bodily fluids is also a potential issue.

Construction and Outdoor Work

Construction is widely known as one of the most dangerous industries, and all outdoor work comes with a number of risks. These include things like falls, exposure to extreme heat and the sun, or exposure to cold, wind and rain. Additionally, there can be added risks when working with vehicles, power tools and other types of heavy equipment.

Source: Occupational Safety and Health Administration, "Hazards," accessed Oct. 16, 2015

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CAR ACCIDENT

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$1,200,000.00

CAR ACCIDENT

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$50,000.00

SEMI-TRUCK ACCIDENT

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$700,000.00

SEMI-TRUCK ACCIDENT

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$75,000.00

SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENT

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$180,000.00

SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENT

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$5,000.00

PEDESTRIAN HIT BY CAR

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$1,050,000.00

PEDESTRIAN HIT BY CAR

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$0.00 - denial

DRUNK DRIVING ACCIDENT

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$815,000.00

DRUNK DRIVING VICTIM

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$0.00

UTV ACCIDENT

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$250,000.00

UTV ACCIDENT

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$5,000.00
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