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Many workers face risks on the job. Some endure extreme conditions as well. The Rugged Test Lab at Dell Inc. recently evaluated the most rugged occupations in America according to physical demands, risk of injury, and extreme environmental conditions.

The Rugged Test Lab engineers are primarily responsible for designing and testing Dell’s line of rugged laptops and specialty devices, which are used by workers in rugged occupations. Devices must be capable of enduring extreme heat, cold, 70 miles per hour (mph) winds, and 40 mph sandstorms. Dell’s engineers wanted to recognize and celebrate the workers who use their devices under these extreme conditions. These occupations include the following:

Workers in these occupations face higher-than-average injury risks, as well as harsh environmental conditions. One measure of danger used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is the number of annual fatalities per 100,000 full-time equivalent (FTE) workers. The average FTE fatality rate is 3.5. The fatality rate for fishermen and pilots was more than 10 times that of the average worker. While all workers face injury risks, some occupations are much more rugged than others. Workers who put their health and lives on the line every day deserve maximum compensation if they are injured on the job.

If you suffered an occupational disease or injury, contact the experienced Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation lawyers at Gross & Kenny, LLP.  We will closely evaluate your claim and advise you regarding your rights to compensation. Call 267-589-0090 or fill out our contact form for a free consultation. We proudly represent workers in Pennsylvania from our office in Philadelphia.

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