Most Dangerous Jobs In The U.S.

There are thousands of people who don’t like their jobs. They wake up every morning dreading to go to work only to punch in and count the hours until it is time to punch out. Luckily, these people will punch out without having incurred an injury during their shift. For others, their job quite simply means danger.

From crushed limbs to fatalities, there are jobs in the United States that brave men and women take on every day. There are more than 4,500 deaths in the workplace every year, and the majority of those deaths occur in one of these 10 dangerous occupations.

1. Logging

There are 109.5 deaths for every 100,000 workers in the logging industry. It’s easy to figure when you consider that these people spend the majority of their day wrestling with heavy equipment.

2. Fishers

Popular on television, fishers are anything but safe. It is, on average, one of the most dangerous jobs a person can have. The fatality rate among fishers is the 2nd highest in the United States at 80.8 deaths per 100,000 workers.

3. Pilots

There is an inherent danger to being a pilot which could account for their hefty compensation. Unfortunately, no amount of money matters if your plane goes down.

4. Roofers

The biggest danger in roofing is not the work itself, but the falling. Improper restraints can make falling a much more likely occurrence.

5. Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors

This occupation may not seem dangerous, but operating a refuse truck can be difficult. There is also the fact that these men and women are in traffic for the majority of their shifts.

6. Farmers

Working with and on the land is an old profession that, with modern technology, has become more dangerous. Most injuries and fatalities in this profession are related to equipment and transportation accidents.

7. Steel Workers

Those who install iron and steel beams are at risk of slips and falls. There are an average of 25.2 deaths per every 100,000 workers in this industry.

8. Drivers

Whether driving a big rig or to and from sales meetings, people who spend the majority of their time on the road are in a dangerous occupation to be sure.

9. Electrical Power-Line Workers

These people have high safety precautions at hand during their shift, but they face deadly electricity on a daily basis. Electrocution and falls are the biggest culprits in injuries and fatalities among this group.

10. Construction Supervisors

These supervisors are exposed to the same dangers as their employees and face the same number of injuries each year. There are an average of 17.9 deaths per 100,000 workers in the construction supervision industry.

You may hate your job, but be thankful if you do not have the risk associated with these 10 occupations. Hats off to the men and women who perform these jobs on a daily basis.

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