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What Are the Most Dangerous Jobs in America?

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Some people would kill to get a good job, but make sure you don’t get a job that could kill. has come out with a list of the most dangerous jobs in America.The good news is that there were slightly less than 4,400 deaths on the job in 2012, which is a sharp decrease from the 6,200 in 1992.

Transportation-related accidents accounted for the majority of work-related fatalities in 2012 (41%).

With that said, there are still some jobs which may not be the safest of vocations (and most of them are of the blue collar variety). Here are the most dangerous jobs in the US, with annual salary and number of deaths per 100,000 workers:

Most Dangerous Jobs in the US

1. Loggers
Annual salary: $34,600
127.8 deaths per 100,000 workers

2. Fishermen, fishing workers
Annual salary: $36,900
117 deaths per 100,000 workers

3. Pilots, flight engineers
Annual salary: $128,800
53.4 deaths per 100,000 workers

4. Roofers
Annual salary: $38,800
40.5 deaths per 100,000 workers

5. Structural iron and steel workers
Annual salary: $50,700
37 deaths per 100,000 workers

6. Refuse, recyclable material collectors
Annual salary: $35,200
27.1 deaths per 100,000 workers

7. Electrical power line installers and repairers
Annual salary: $62,300
23 deaths per 100,000 workers

8. Drivers/sales workers, truck drivers
Annual salary: $27,700
22.1 deaths per 100,000 workers

9. Farmers, ranchers, agricultural managers
Annual salary: $73,700
21.3 deaths per 100,000 workers

10. Construction laborers
Annual salary: $34,500
17.4 deaths per 100,000 workers

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