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How Dangerous is YOUR Job?

how dangerous is your jobHow dangerous is your job? It's hard to tell exactly as many factors come into play when creating statistics but there's always a pattern that exists. Over recent years, it's clear that some industries and careers tend to be more dangerous than others.
 

Currently, the average rate of fatalities per 100,000 full-time workers is about 3.5. Respectively, here are the general top 10 occupations with the highest rates of fatality:
 

• Fishers and related fishing workers: 116.0
• Logging workers: 91.9
• Aircraft pilots and flight engineers: 70.6
• Farmers and ranchers: 41.4
• Mining machine operators: 38.7
• Roofers: 32.4
• Refuse and recyclable material collectors: 29.8
• Driver/sales workers and truck drivers: 21.8
• Industrial machinery installation, repair and maintenance workers: 20.3, and
• Police and sheriff’s patrol officers: 18.0.
 

The top industry sectors with fatalities are:
 
• Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting: 26.8
• Mining: 19.8, and
• Transportation and warehousing: 13.1.
 

The percentage of worker fatalities by age:
 
• Under 16: < 0.5%
• 16-17: < 0.5%
• 18-19: 1%
• 20-24: 5%
• 25-34: 17%
• 35-44: 19%
• 45-54: 25%
• 55-64: 20%, and
• 65 and older: 12%.
 

BLS reported there were 4,547 workplace fatalities in 2010. The highest number of fatalities by industry are as follows:
 
• Trade, transportation and utilities: 1,141
• Natural resources and mining: 768
• Construction: 751
• Professional and business services: 356, and
• Manufacturing: 320.
 

Learn more about workplace fatalities at the Bureau of Labor Statistics Website. Stay safe out there and always remember to do things properly - don't take shortcuts that pose a hazard to your (or other's) health or well-being.
 

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