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Report- Most Dangerous Jobs in America

Kayla Jackson4 years ago

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 4,547 fatal occupational injuries in 2010. While all jobs have their dangers, certain jobs are more likely to cause serious injury or deathBankrate Inc. recently published a list of the 10 Most Dangerous Jobs in America (results below):


  • Risks: Malfunctioning Gear, Bad Weather, Transportation Accidents
  • Deaths: 116 fatalities for every 100,000 workers 


  • Risks: Heavy Machinery, Bad Weather, Struck-by Accidents
  • Deaths: 91.9 fatalities for every  100,000 workers

Aircraft Pilots and Flight Engineers

  • Risks: Crashes and other Aviation Accidents
  • Deaths: 70.6  fatalities for every 100,000 workers

Farmers and Ranchers

  • Risks: Long Hours, Heavy Machinery, Transportation Accidents
  • Deaths: 41.4  fatalities for every 100,000 workers


  • Risks: Heavy Machinery, Tight Work Spaces, Explosives
  • Deaths: 19.9 fatalities for every 100,000 workers


  • Risks: Falling
  • Deaths: 32.4 fatalities for every 100,000 workers

Trash Collectors

  • Risks: Transportation Accidents
  • Deaths: 29.8 fatalities for every 100,000 workers

Truck Drivers

Stunt Men/Women

  • Risks: Long Hours, Dangerous Stunts
  • Deaths: 2.5 fatalities for every 100,000 stunt workers

Law Enforcement

  • Risks: Highway Accidents, Homicides
  • Deaths: 18 for every 100,000 workers

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