Construction workers have one of the deadliest jobs out there—working with and under heavy, dangerous equipment every day. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the percentage of injuries to ironworkers is among the highest of all career fields. Men and women in the ironworking industry face an array of dangers varying from muscle strain to burns and falls.
Because of the uncomfortable positions and small spaces ironworkers have to get into, they face a very high risk of pulling and straining their muscles. Tying rods together and bending over causes constant back strain. They work with very heavy equipment that has to be lifted and carried various distances and loosen rusted and ceased bolts.