Deadliest Jobs

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

oregon loggers

Oregon loggers
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RankOccupationFatality rateNumber of fatalities
2Fishers and related fishing worker77.430
3Aircraft pilots and flight engineers58.970
5Refuse and recyclable material collectors44.337
6Driver/sales workers and truckers26966
7Farmers, ranchers, other agricultural managers24.7257
8Structural iron and steel workers23.615
9Construction trade supervisors21144
10Landscaping workers20.2142
NOTE: 1. Rate per 100,000 full-time workers.
Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, 2019.


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