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These Are The 15 Most Dangerous Jobs In The World

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At some point in our lives, we’ve all probably thought our job is the worst thing in the world. The majority of the time, that’s pretty far from the truth.

That rings even truer when you pit those jobs up against the list below, which is comprised of roles with the highest fatality rates.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics calculates the fatality rate of a job by taking the number of deaths per 100,000 full-time workers. (Via Newsweek)

Below are the 15 most dangerous jobs based on this information.


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15 – Electrical Power-line Installers and Repairers

Fatal injuries: 14.6 per 100,000 workers

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14 – Police Officers

Fatal injuries: 14.6 per 100,000 workers

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13 – Construction Workers

Fatal injuries: 15.1 per 100,000 workers

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12 – First-line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers and Repairers

Fatal injuries: 15.7 per 100,000 workers

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11 – Grounds Maintenance Workers

Fatal injuries: 17.4 per 100,000 workers

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10 – Miscellaneous Agricultural Workers

Fatal injuries: 17.4 per 100,000 workers

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9 – First-line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers

Fatal injuries: 18 per 100,000 workers

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8 – Farmers, Ranchers and Other Agricultural Managers

Fatal injuries: 23.1 per 100,000 workers

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7 – Delivery Truck Drivers

Fatal injuries: 24.7 per 100,000 workers

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6 – Structural Iron and Steelworkers

Fatal injuries: 25.1 per 100,000 workers

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5 – Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors

Fatal injuries: 34.1 per 100,000 workers

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4 – Roofers

Fatal injuries: 48.6 per 100,000 workers

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3 – Aircraft Pilots and Flight Engineers

Fatal injuries: 55.5 per 100,000 workers

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2 – Commercial Fishers

Fatal injuries: 86 per 100,000 workers

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1 – Logging Workers

Fatal injuries: 135.9 per 100,000 workers



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