So before choosing your career if it is going to be one of these, your chances being killed at work will increase exponentially.
According to new data from the Labor Department, people who worked in the fishing industry had the highest rate of on-the-job deaths in 2011, at 121.2 per 100,000. Logging workers were just behind, at 102.4 deaths per 100,000. Truck drivers come in at No. 8, with a much lower death rate of 24.0 per 100,000. However, largely because of the large number of these workers, the number of fatal injuries was by far higher than in the other groups on the list, at 759. The only group in the top 10 that comes close is farmers and ranchers, at 260 deaths last year.
Below are the 10 most dangerous jobs in America last year, as measured by number of deaths per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers.
|Occupation||Fatal Work Injuries per 100,000 FTE Workers||Number of Fatal Work Injuries|
|1. Fishers and Related Fishing Workers||121.2||40|
|2. Logging Workers||102.4||64|
|3. Aircraft Pilots and Flight Engineers||57.0||72|
|4. Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors||41.2||34|
|6. Structural Iron and Steel Workers||26.9||16|
|7. Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers||25.3||260|
|8. Driver/Sales Workers and Truck Drivers||24.0||759|
|9. Electrical Power Line Installers||20.3||27|
|10. Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs||19.7||63|