America’s most dangerous jobs

Top 10 of the jobs with the most fatal injuries per 100,000 workers

  • #1 Loggers  135.9
  • #2 Fishing workers  86.0
  • #3 Aircraft pilots  55.5
  • #4 Roofers  48.6
  • #5 Garbage/recycling collectors 34.1
  • #6 Structural iron and steel workers  25.1
  • #7 Truck drivers  24.7
  • #8 Farmers/ranchers  23.1
  • #9 Construction foremen  18.0
  • #10 Landscapers  17.4

Figures are deaths per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries for 2016, the most recent year for which statistics are available.

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