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The 10 Most Hazardous Jobs in the U.S.
These jobs had the highest rate of fatal injuries for full-time employees for 2014. The numbers below reflect the deaths per 100,000 full time employees.
- Logging workers - 109.5
- Fishers and related fishing workers - 80.8
- Aircraft pilots and engineers - 63.2
- Roofers - 46.2
- Refuse and recyclable material collectors - 35.8
- Farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural mangers - 26
- Steel workers and structural iron workers - 25.2
- Truck drivers and drivers/sales workers 23.4
- Electrical power-line installers and repairers - 19.2
- First-line supervisors of construction trades and extraction workers - 17.9
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, US Department of Labor. 2014 data.
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Hazardous jobs: is your job on the list?
This infographic lists the 10 most hazardous jobs in the United States in 2014. This data is published annually by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and includes the jobs that had the highest rate of fatal injuries for full-time employees in 2014. The numbers used reflect the number of deaths per 100,000 full-time employees. Take a look to learn whether your job is on the list. Some dangerous jobs may seem obvious, but others might surprise you.
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