Friday, June 1, 2012

America's Ten Most Dangerous Jobs

Travers Korch of put together a list of America’s most dangerous jobs – the data came from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. 4,547 died from occupational injuries in 2010. Here’s the list of the top ten, with the most dangerous job listed first.

Dangerous Job: Fishing

     Fatality rate: 116 per 100,000 workers; 29 total

Dangerous Job: Logging 91.9 per 100,000 workers; 59 total

Dangerous Job: Aircraft pilots and flight engineers

     Fatality rate: 70.6 per 100,000 workers; 78 total

Dangerous Job: Farmers and ranchers

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Dangerous Job: Stuntman

     Fatality rate: The last available figures reflected 2.5 fatalities per 1,000 stunt workers.

Dangerous Job: Police and sheriff's patrol officers

     Fatality rate: 18 per 100,000 workers; 133 total

                       Summarized from:
41.4 per 100,000 workers; 300 total

Dangerous Job: Mining

     Fatality rate: 19.9 per 100,000 workers; 172 total

Dangerous Job: Roofers

     Fatality rate: 32.4 per 100,000 workers; 57 total

Dangerous Job: Refuse and recyclable material collectors

     Fatality rate: 29.8 per 100,000 workers; 26 total

Dangerous Job: Truck drivers

     Fatality rate: 21.8 per 100,000 workers; 683 total

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