With lots of dedication, commitment and hard work, somebody in a manual labour occupation can earn very good money. It’s more than likely that you’ll form a strong bond with fellow employees and be able to see the fruits of your labour immediately.
However, in certain manual occupations, there are various on-the-job dangers and associated risks. Coming into contact with hazardous materials is a regular occurrence while protective safety equipment is never too far away.
The following high-risk manual labour jobs may provide a wide range of benefits, but they can also be extremely dangerous.
Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that is believed to be caused by exposure to asbestos. This form of cancer develops from the mesothelium in the human body, which is the protective lining of many organs in our body such as the stomach, lungs, heart and others.
The most common areas to be affected by Mesothelioma are the outer lining of the internal chest and lungs and it is known as pleura, the sac that surrounds the heart known as pericardium and the lining of the abdominal cavity known as peritoneum. As this form of cancer occurs only in a small number of patients it is also known as an orphan disease. Usually this disease occurs in people who have worked on prior jobs where they have had to inhale or they have been exposed to glass as well as asbestos particles.
Mesothelioma patients can collect damages from their employers if they have been exposed to asbestos or glass particles as part of their jobs.