Deadliest Jobs

Find the top ten civilian occupations with the highest fatality rates.

oregon loggers

Oregon loggers
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Rank Occupation Fatality rate Number of fatalities
1 Loggers 91.3 59
2 Fishers and related fishing worker 75.0 27
3 Aircraft pilots and flight engineers 50.6 64
4 Roofers 40.5 72
5 Refuse and recyclable material collectors 33.0 33
6 Mining machine operators 26.9 16
7 Driver/sales workers and truckers 23.6 806
8 Farmers, ranchers, other agricultural managers 22.9 231
9 Electrical power-line installers and repairers 21.5 27
10 Construction laborers 18.1 220
NOTE: 1. Rate per 100,000 full-time workers.
Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, 2015.

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