Agricultural workers in Maryland are employed in one of the country's most dangerous industries, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While working on farms and with farm equipment, agricultural workers are regularly exposed to conditions that put them at risk for serious injuries that could potentially be fatal.
A tree trimmer subcontracted by Baltimore Gas and Electric was seriously injured when a tree fell on him in Fallston Nov. 25. The accident happened around 9:40 a.m. on the 2800 block of Pleasantville Road.
Work-related injuries happen in every industry, and employers in Maryland are required by law to provide workers' compensation when an employee is injured on the job. Employees also have a right to notify the Occupational Safety and Health Administration if an employer fails to provide a reasonably safe work environment.