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Top 10 Most Dangerous Jobs

Top 10 most dangerous jobs infographic

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, these are the most dangerous industries in America.

There were a total of 5,190 fatal work injuries recorded in the United States in 2016, a 7% increase from 2015, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. These are ranked by the number of fatalities per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers. Work injuries involving transportation incidents remained the most common fatal event.

  1. Logging workers
  • Fatal injuries in 2016: 135.9 per 100,000 workers
  • Total: 91 fatal injuries, 900 nonfatal injuries
  1. Fishers and related fishing workers
  • Fatal injuries in 2016: 86.0 per 100,000 workers
  • Total: 24 fatal injuries
  1. Aircraft pilots and flight engineers
  • Fatal injuries in 2016: 55.5 per 100,000 workers
  • Total: 75 fatal injuries, 470 nonfatal injuries
  1. Roofers
  • Fatal injuries in 2016: 48.6 per 100,000 workers
  • Total: 101 fatal injuries, 3,150 nonfatal injuries
  1. Refuse and recyclable material collectors
  • Fatal injuries in 2016: 34.1 per 100,000 workers
  • Total: 31 fatal injuries, 6,170 nonfatal injuries
  1. Structural iron and steel workers
  • Fatal injuries in 2016: 25.1 per 100,000 workers
  • Total: 16 fatal injuries, 1,440 nonfatal injuries
  1. Driver/sales workers and truck drivers
  • Fatal injuries in 2016: 24.7 per 100,000 workers
  • Total: 918 fatal injuries, 80,180 nonfatal injuries
  1. Farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers
  • Fatal injuries in 2016: 23.1 per 100,000 workers
  • Total: 260 fatal injuries
  1. First-line supervisors of construction trades and extraction workers
  • Fatal injuries in 2016: 18.0 per 100,000 workers
  • Total: 134 fatal injuries, 6,090 nonfatal injuries
  1. Miscellaneous agricultural workers
  • Fatal injuries in 2016: 17.4 per 100,000 workers
  • Total: 156 fatal injuries, 12,710 nonfatal injuries

Source: https://www.bls.gov/news.release/cfoi.t03.htm