Study reveals America’s most dangerous jobs and there’s a few surprises

05/19/15 9:50 AM | by

28D3D2BD00000578-3086431-image-a-76_1431964156544-620x481The career which sees the most fatalities per capita is one a person may not normally think of being all that dangerous, especially when compared to other jobs on the list. And the median income for the most dangerous job? Around $34,000-$35,000 per year.

Fishermen took the number one spot and see approximately 132 deaths per 100,000 workers, followed by loggers with 97 deaths per 100,000 workers. Other dangerous jobs include aircraft pilots and extraction workers, such as miners and oil riggers. Iron and steel workers, as well as roofers also made it towards the top of the list, as did farmers and ranchers and truck drivers and other drivers in sales, such as delivery drivers.

Power-line installers and repairers, miscellaneous jobs in agriculture, construction workers, taxi drivers and chauffeurs all proved to be more dangerous jobs than that of a police officer, firefighter or security guard.

Check out the entire study here for some more interesting facts, such as which job pays the lowest but has the highest fatalities, what type of supervisors are more likely to die on the job than their subordinates, which workers are most likely to die as the result of homicide and which industry produces the most fatalities from falls, trips and slips.

[Bloomberg Business]

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