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The 25 Most Dangerous Jobs in America

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…and other interesting statistics.

  1. Logging Workers
    • Fatal injuries in 2016: 135.9 per 100,000 workers
    • Most common accident: Struck by object
  2. Fishers and Related Fishing Workers
    • Fatal injuries in 2016: 86.0 per 100,000 workers
    • Most common accident: N/A
  3. Aircraft Pilots and Flight Engineers
    • Fatal injuries in 2016: 55.5 per 100,000 workers
    • Most common accident: Overexertion and bodily reaction
  4. Roofers
    • Fatal injuries in 2016: 48.6 per 100,000 workers
    • Most common accident: Falls, slips, and trips
  5. Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors
    • Fatal injuries in 2016: 34.1 per 100,000 workers
    • Most common accident: Falls, slips, and trips
  6. Structural Iron and Steel Workers
    •  Fatal injuries in 2016: 25.1 per 100,000 workers
    • Most common accident: Struck by object
  7. Drivers/Sales Workers and Truck Drivers
    • Fatal injuries in 2016: 24.7 per 100,000 workers
    • Most common accident: Overexertion and bodily reaction
  8. Farmers, Ranchers, and other Agricultural Managers
    • Fatal injuries in 2016: 23.1 per 100,000 workers
    • Most common accident: Falls, slips, and trips
  9. Miscellaneous Agricultural Workers
    • Fatal injuries in 2016: 18.0 per 100,000 workers
    • Most common accident: Falls, slips, and trips
  10. First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
    • Fatal injuries in 2016: 17.4 per 100,000 workers
    • Most common accident: Struck by object
  11. Grounds Maintenance Workers
    • Fatal injuries in 2016: 17.4 per 100,000 workers
    • Most common accident: Struck by object
  12. First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
    • Fatal injuries in 2016: 15.7 per 100,000 workers
    • Most common accident: Struck by object
  13. Construction Laborers
    • Fatal injuries in 2016: 15.1 per 100,000 workers
    • Most common accident: Struck by object
  14. Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers
    • Fatal injuries in 2016: 14.6 per 100,000 workers
    • Most common accident: Intentional injury by other person
  15. Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
    • Fatal injuries in 2016: 14.6 per 100,000 workers
    • Most common accident: Overexertion and bodily reaction
  16. Maintenance and Repair Workers, General
    • Fatal injuries in 2016: 13.4 per 100,000 workers
    • Most common accident: Overexertion and bodily reaction
  17. Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs
    • Fatal injuries in 2016: 13.2 per 100,000 workers
    • Most common accident: Roadway incidents
  18. First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers
    • Fatal injuries in 2016: 13.2 per 100,000 workers
    • Most common accident: Overexertion and bodily reaction
  19. Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
    • Fatal injuries in 2016: 12.1 per 100,000 workers
    • Most common accident: Overexertion and bodily reaction
  20. Athletes, Coaches, Umpires, and Related Workers
    • Fatal injuries in 2016: 11.7 per 100,000 workers
    • Most common accident: Overexertion and bodily reaction
  21. Operating Engineers and other Construction Equipment Operators
    • Fatal injuries in 2016: 10.6 per 100,000 workers
    • Most common accident: Overexertion and bodily reaction
  22. Electricians
    • Fatal injuries in 2016: 10.0 per 100,000 workers
    • Most common accident: Falls, slips, and trips
  23. Industrial Machinery Installation, Repair, and Maintenance Workers
    • Fatal injuries in 2016: 9.3 per 100,000 workers
    • Most common accident: Struck by object
  24. Painters, Construction and Maintenance
    • Fatal injuries in 2016: 8.6 per 100,000 workers
    • Most common accident: Falls, slips, and trips
  25. Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
    • Fatal injuries in 2016: 8.4 per 100,000 workers
    • Most common accident: Falls, slips, and trips

 

 

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