Hazardous work conditions call for life insurance

Dec 01, 2010

Construction jobs can be dangerous

Some industries are more hazardous to work in than others. Construction work, for example, has been associated with high numbers of injuries and even deaths.

Employees should take proper precautions to help keep themselves safe while on the job. Recently, the U.S. Department of Labor announced that they are changing rules for operating cranes and derricks.

"The significant number of fatalities associated with the use of cranes in construction led the Labor Department to undertake this rulemaking," said Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis. "After years of extensive research, consultation and negotiation with industry experts, this long overdue rule will address the leading causes of fatalities related to cranes and derricks, including electrocution, boom collapse and overturning."

The U.S. Department of Labor says that the construction industry had the largest number of fatalities in the private sector in 2008. Even with new rules and regulations, the construction industry remains a potentially dangerous one. Given the high incidence of work-related deaths, having life insurance may be a good idea for construction workers and others who have a dangerous job.

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