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Selected Occupations with High Fatality Rates, 2004

(average fatality rate for all occupations: 4.1 per 100,000)

OccupationFatality rate1Number of
fatalities
Logging workers92.485
Aircraft pilots and flight engineers92.4109
Fishers and related fishing workers86.438
Structural iron and steel workers47.031
Refuse and recyclable material collectors43.235
Farmers and ranchers37.5307
Roofers34.994
Electrical power-line installers
 and repairers
30.036
Driver/sales workers and truck drivers27.6905
Taxi drivers and chauffeurs24.267
NOTE: 1. Rate per 100,000 employed.
Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, and U.S. Department of Defense, 2004.

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