What are the Most Dangerous Jobs in the United States?

What are the Most Dangerous Jobs in the United States?

Most Dangerous Jobs

There are more than 5,000 deaths in the workplace every year in the United States, as well as millions of injuries. But which jobs are the most dangerous, which ones put the employees most at risk of death and serious injury?

1. Loggers

The rate of death in logging workers is considerably higher than anything else on this list. Per 100,000 workers a total of 135.9 died in 2016, a significant number and one that is a good 50% greater than the second placed entry on this list.

2. Fishers

Fishers, trawlers, and even those who work in the canneries are at high risk of injury and death. This is especially true of fishers who work in the extremes of the Atlantic, as you may have seen in many documentaries and lifestyle programs.

They can get tossed overboard, they can get injured during rough conditions and they can also get injured working heavy machinery in canneries and other processing areas.

3. Pilots

Pilots and flight engineers are at high risk, with 75 of them dying during 2006, making them the third deadliest job on this list. Plane crashes are the obvious cause, but engineers are also injured fixing propellers and other aircraft parts.

4. Roofers

Roofers are high risk, with 101 dying in 2016, making them the fourth deadliest job. On a per employee basis loggers are three times more likely to have a serious accident, but the fact that there are more roofers means that a greater number of roofers have died than loggers.

5.Trash Collectors

The total number of deaths in trash collectors and people who work at recycling plants is 34.1 in 100,000, with the heavy trucks and machinery being at fault.

6. Iron and Steel Workers

The exceptional temperatures, molten metal and industrial equipment in smelting plants accounts for a little over 25 deaths per 100,000 workers every year in the United States.

7. Truck Drivers

Truckers spend long hours behind the wheel, which means they are exposed to problems associated with a sedentary lifestyle and bad diet (heart attacks, strokes, etc.,) as well as truck accidents. After all, thousands of people die on the roads every single month and because truck drivers are constantly on the road their chances becoming part of this statistic is considerable.

8. Farmers

18 farmers per 100,000 die every year, with many more getting seriously injured. They deal with heavy machinery and temperamental animals, so it only makes sense. There is also a very high demand placed on them by the food industry, with fast food companies charging small prices to the end consumer and demanding even smaller prices for their meat and dairy produce.

9. Constructions Workers

There are a huge number of injuries in construction every year and in 2016 134 of employees in this line of work died.

10. Grounds Maintenance Workers

217 people in this role died in 2016 and many more were seriously injured, with 17.4 in every 100,000 losing their life as a result of grounds maintenance work

Get Help

If someone you love dies on the job you may be able to get help from a wrongful death attorney who can ensure you get what is owed to you if anyone but your loved one was at fault.

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