If you’re like most Americans, you spend a considerable amount of time at work. Because most people spend the majority of their days on the job, its likely a worker will experience a job-related accident at some point during their employment.
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Unfortunately, accidents that occur on jobsites can oftentimes severely injury or even kill an employee. Furthermore, the fatality rate of employees over the age of 65 is five times higher than that of employees between the ages of 18 and 19 years.
Additionally, certain occupations carry a much higher risk of work-related injury or death. According to data from Career Trends and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the six most dangerous occupations in America are as follows:
Fishers Using traps, rods and nets to catch fish and other water-faring animals from oceans, rivers or lakes, fishers have a reported death rate of 60 per every 1,000 workers.
Loggers Cutting down trees with potentially deadly equipment like chainsaws or axes can be a perilous job. And when you factor steep terrain and falling trees into the equation, its easy to see why logging has a reported death rate of ten per every 1,000 employees.
Farmers and Ranchers Farmers and ranchers use heavy machinery to till the ground, harvest crops, transport large animals, clear farm land, and maintain building and fences. Because of the dangers imposed by this heavy machinery, 17 out of every 1,000 farmers and ranchers die each year.
Pilots and Flight Engineers With a reported fatality rate of two per every 1,000 employees, pilots and flight engineers are more likely to perish due to faulty plane equipment, emergency passenger situations, and high-impact crashes.
Roofers Because they work high off the ground during periods of extreme heat, its no surprise roofers are included in this list. They have a death rate of 0.7 for every 1,000 workers.
Truckers Operating a vehicle weighing up to 26,000 pounds, driving long distances and lack of sleep all contribute to the truck driver fatality rate of 0.45 per 1,000 employees.
In addition to the occupations listed above, many other vocations can also be considered dangerous.