Many in Florida have heard about the dangers of grain storage bins -- according to reports, working inside of one while the contents are flowing out can be like performing your job next to a pit of quicksand. One of the companies involved in a fatal 2010 incident said that the families of the deceased will only be entitled to workers' compensation and may not be successful if they choose to seek damages.
Data regarding the mining industry was recently released by the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration. According to the report, 2012 was one of the safest years for miners working in the U.S. Detailed numbers indicated that there were 36 fatalities in the mining industry with two happening in Florida. Other states that saw fatalities due to workplace injuries included Montana with two, New York and Alabama with three a piece, Kentucky with five and West Virginia with seven.