The 10 most DANGEROUS jobs in America

Ax MenWhen it comes to danger on the job, the reality TV shows Ax Men and Deadliest Catch got it right: Logging and fishing top the list, with more than twice the fatality rate of the next most dangerous occupation. Here are the top 10, based on the U.S. Labor Department’s most recent Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries:

1) Logging Workers Fatal injury rate: 127.8 deaths per 100,000 workers. Total deaths: 62.
2) Fishing Workers Fatal injury rate: 117 deaths per 100,000 workers. Total deaths: 32.
3) Aircraft Pilots/Flight Engineers Fatal injury rate: 53.4 deaths per 100,000 workers. Total deaths: 71.
4) Roofers Fatal injury rate: 40.5 deaths per 100,000 workers. Total deaths: 70.
5) Structural Iron and Steel Workers Fatal injury rate: 37 deaths per 100,000 workers. Total deaths: 22.
6) Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors Fatal injury rate: 27.1 deaths per 100,000 workers.  Total deaths: 26.
7) Electrical Power Line Installers/Repairers Fatal injury rate: 23 deaths per 100,000 workers.  Total deaths: 26.
8) Drivers/Sales Including Truck Operators Fatal injury rate: 21.1 deaths per 100,000 workers.  Total deaths: 741.
9) Farmers and Ranchers Fatal injury rate: 21.3 deaths per 100,000 workers.  Total deaths: 216.
10) Construction Laborers Fatal injury rate: 17.4 deaths per 100,000 workers.  Total deaths: 210.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Data for 2012. The fatal injury rate is the number of deaths per year, per 100,000 full time equivalent workers.

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