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Report- America’s Deadliest Jobs

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Kathalene E. Willis6 years ago

In 2010, 4,547 American workers were killed on the job, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. While work-related accidents can happen in any occupation- some jobs are more dangerous than others. Term life insurance provider Matrix Direct recently compiled a list of America’s Most Dangerous Jobs.

List of Deadliest Jobs

On the job accidents are still a leading cause of death in the U.S., claiming thousands of lives every year. According to Matrix Direct, the most dangerous professions (by death toll) include:

  1. Fisherman – (drowning accidents, hypothermia-related injuries)
  2. Logger – (struck-by accidents, accidents involving heavy machinery)
  3. Airline Pilot – (plane crashes caused by mechanical malfunction, equipment failure)
  4. Farmer/Rancher – (accidents involving farm equipment, auto accidents)
  5. Mining Machine Operator – (mining accidents, machine accidents)
  6. Roofer – (fall accidents and related injuries)
  7. Sanitation Worker – (auto accidents, machinery accidents)
  8. Truck Driver/Deliveryman – (auto accidents)
  9. Industrial Machine Repairman – (machinery accidents)
  10. Police Officer – (auto accidents and physical attacks)

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