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Can You Guess the 10 Most Dangerous Jobs in the US?

The latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), recorded a preliminary total of 4,405 fatal work injuries in the US in 2013. The BLS compiled that data to make a chart of the top ten most dangerous jobs. Guess who’s not in the top ten? The answer may surprise you.

10. Construction Laborers

Total fatalities for 2013 (based on preliminary data): 215
Fatality rate (per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers): 17.7

9. Electrical Power-Line Installers And Repairers

Total fatalities for 2013 (based on preliminary data): 27
Fatality rate (per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers): 21.5

8. Farmers, Ranchers, And Other Agricultural Managers

Total fatalities for 2013 (based on preliminary data): 220
Fatality rate (per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers): 21.8

7. Driver/Sales Workers and Truck Drivers

Total fatalities for 2013 (based on preliminary data): 748
Fatality rate (per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers): 22.0

6. Mining Machine Operators

Total fatalities for 2013 (based on preliminary data): 16
Fatality rate (per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers): 26.9

5. Refuse And Recyclable Material Collectors

Total fatalities for 2013 (based on preliminary data): 33
Fatality rate (per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers): 33.0

4. Roofers

Total fatalities for 2013 (based on preliminary data): 69
Fatality rate (per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers): 38.7

3. Aircraft Pilots And Flight Engineers

Total fatalities for 2013 (based on preliminary data): 63
Fatality rate (per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers): 50.6

2. Fishers And Related Fishing Workers

Total fatalities for 2013 (based on preliminary data): 27
Fatality rate (per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers): 75.0

1. Logging Workers

Total fatalities for 2013 (based on preliminary data): 59
Fatality rate (per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers): 91.3

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