Many Florida parents worry about the safety of their adult children who work in industries commonly associated with high personal injury risks. A man in another state says he has gone so far as to ask his sons to find other jobs, as he worries about their safety every day. He used to work at the same carbon carbide company that currently employs his sons, where terrible workplace accidents have occurred on more than one occasion.
Many Florida workers regularly contend with hazards on the job that involve heavy pieces of mechanized equipment. Such employees are greatly at risk for workplace accidents, which often result in severe or even fatal injuries. In another state, a worker suffered a catastrophic injury at a job site that resulted in amputation of his leg at the scene.
Thousands of Florida workers will unfortunately suffer illness or injury in the workplace as the year progresses. Some workplace injuries will occur in sudden, unexpected incidents that result in acute, perhaps life-threatening conditions requiring emergency medical treatment. Other workers may suffer injuries where symptoms are not immediately apparent, but develop over time due to repeated actions or exposure to hazardous materials on the job.