The Top 5 Most Dangerous Jobs
Posted by PKSD Law Firm on Dec 12, 2008 in Personal Injury News
The Department of Labor released its National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries in 2007 last August and although construction accidents account for the highest total number of deaths, it is not considered the most dangerous occupation.
The most dangerous jobs are in fishing. An astounding 111.8 deaths per 100,000 employed in the industry. By comparison, youre four times as likely to be fatally injured on a commercial fishing boat than in a semi truck.
The Five Most Dangerous Jobs: Fatality Rate Number of Fatalities
- Fishers and related fishing workers 111.8 38
- Logging Workers 86.4 76
- Aircraft pilots and flight engineers 66.7 82
- Structural iron and steel workers 45.5 40
- Farmers and ranchers 38.4 285
The next five, in order, were Roofers, Electrical power-line installers and repairers, Truck drivers, Garbage men, and Police and Sheriffs officers. As stated earlier, construction accidents remain the number one cause of fatal occupational injuries accounting for 1,178 fatalities.
One hundred and three fatal occupational injuries occurred last year in Wisconsin. Forty-five of those were transportation related.
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