December 14, 2014

The Deadliest Jobs In The US

Do you thrive off a bit of danger in your life? Are you ready to risk it all for a paycheck? Are you keen to work one of the deadliest jobs in the US? Is “Danger” your middle name?

Most people don’t worry about risking their life when they go to work, but there are a handful of jobs where people have a constant fear of possibly dying. Maybe you’ve seen one or two of these jobs highlighted on your favorite TV show or in the news?

Learn more about Dangerous Jobs

A new post from Business Insider, shines the spotlight on the deadliest jobs in America. Let’s take a closer look…

The statistics are in and the Bureau of Labor Statistics highlights the 10 deadliest jobs in 2013. There were a total of 4,405 fatal workplace injuries in 2013. The jobs that topped the list are the  deadliest jobs in America:

  • 10. Construction Laborer
    • Total Fatalities: 215
    • Fatality Rate (Per 100,000 workers): 17.7
  • 9. Electrical Power Line Installers and Repairers
    • Total Fatalities: 27
    • Fatality Rate (Per 100,000 workers): 21.5
  • 8. Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers
    • Total Fatalities: 220
    • Fatality Rate (Per 100,000 workers): 21.8
  • 7. Drivers/Sales Workers and Truck Drivers
    • Total Fatalities: 748
    • Fatality Rate (Per 100,000 workers): 22.0
  • 6. Mining Machine Operators
    • Total Fatalities: 16
    • Fatality Rate (Per 100,000 workers): 26.9
  • 5. Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors
    • Total Fatalities: 33
    • Fatality Rate (Per 100,000 workers): 33.0
  • 4. Roofers
    • Total Fatalities: 69
    • Fatality Rate (Per 100,000 workers): 38.7
  • 3. Aircraft Pilots and Flight Engineers
    • Total Fatalities: 63
    • Fatality Rate (Per 100,000 workers): 50.6
  • 2. Fishers and Related Fishing Workers
    • Total Fatalities: 27
    • Fatality Rate (Per 100,000 workers): 75.0
  • 1. Logging Workers
    • Total Fatalities: 59
    • Fatality Rate (Per 100,000 workers): 91.3

Would you work any of these jobs? If you’re job seems boring, maybe you should consider pursuing a deadly job. With one of these gigs, you better always be on your toes. But when you consider that the risk of death is so high, maybe you won’t want to give up those office memos, morning commutes, and claustrophobic offices. It’s your choice.

You can try to find job listings for some of these deadly jobs on the JobMonkey Job Board. Just please be careful out there!

About this Author 

Derek Lennon is a skier and writer who lives, works, and plays in the mountains. He travels the globe in search of snow and adventure. Life has allowed him to live and work all over the world doing cool jobs and loving every minute of it.

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