Some jobs are extremely dangerous.
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According to the latest stats from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Top 10 Most Dangerous Jobs in America are the following:
If you've seen Deadliest Catch, you know why this has been the deadliest profession in America since 1992. Being pulled overboard, giant waves, malfunctioning gear and hellish weather are just some of the many hazards you can look forward to on the high seas.
Fatality Rate: 116 for every 100,000 workers and 29 total.
Annual Salary: $25,590
2. Logging Workers
More than half of the fatalities in logging are from being struck by an object. High altitudes, bad weather and working with heavy machinery are some of the many risk factors one can experience in an industry where you've always had to keep your whits about you despite technological improvements through the years.
Fatality Rate: 91.9 for every $100,000 workers and 59 total.
Annual Salary: $32,870
3. Aircraft Pilots and Flight Engineers
These guys spend their days with their head in the clouds, but when things go seriously wrong it's a long fall right back down to earth. Of course, the main causes of death here are transportation accidents due to crashes.
Fatality Rate: 70.6 per 100,000 workers and 78 total.
Annual Salary: $118,070 for airline pilots and $76,050 for commercial pilots.
4. Farmers and Ranchers
This long suffering profession hasn't gotten any safer with time, despite improvements in farming technology, and close contact with heavy machinery means farmers are frequently in danger of having a fatal accident.
Fatality Rate: 41.4 per 100,000 workers and 300 total.
Annual Salary: $60,750
Heavy machinery, extremely close and claustrophobic quarters and the possibility of explosions or rockfalls with nowhere to go make mining an extremely dangerous job. Mining machine operators have an even more dangerous profession with a fatality rate of 38.7 per 100,000 workers or 23 fatalities in total.
Fatality Rate: 19.9 per 100,000 workers; 172 total
Annual Salary: $37,230 to $89,440
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