Atlanta, GA -- (SBWIRE) -- 04/27/2017 -- Darwin Johnson, a workman's comp lawyer from Atlanta, and founder of The Law Offices of Darwin Johnson, released an article on his firm's site that discusses America's deadliest job: logging.
"Logging doesn't account for an enormous part of Georgia's economy, like it does in some other areas, but the industry still exists here," said Johnson. "Georgia loggers are faced with the nation's deadliest job statistically, so it is especially imperative that they are provided with the safest possible working conditions and equipment."
Johnson's write up sheds light on the hazards of being a logger, statistics about the industry and tips about how loggers can optimize their safety. According to the article, logging is statistically the deadliest job in America, with persons per 100,000 dying at rates far exceeding that of any other industry.
"Almost 20 percent of fatalities involve machine accidents," said Johnson. "Thus it's imperative that loggers and their employers use machinery fit for the job."
Johnson's article encourages loggers to be mindful of the practices of their employers, stating that every worker in the country is entitled to a safe working environment, and with logging sites being inherently dangerous, it is integral for employers to go above and beyond to ensure their employees' safety.
The write up also encourages loggers to always wear the proper protective gear, and to audit their machinery, gear and other equipment before each shift. "Chainsaws are number one," said Johnson. "Never get to work without inspecting yours thoroughly first."
To read the full article, or to learn more about the workers' compensation lawyer in Atlanta, please visit Darwin Johnson's website. To schedule a complimentary consultation, please call 404-692-6482.
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