The 10 Most Dangerous Jobs in America

Many working Americans complain that their jobs are too boring, but they should consider themselves lucky. Each year, thousands of employees die from injuries sustained on the job – 4,836 to be exact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 report.
Workplace injuries can happen anywhere, but some employees are inherently at a greater risk than others due to their line of work. These are the ten most dangerous jobs in America, sorted by fatal injuries per 100,000 workers:

  1. Logging Workers: 132.7 deaths per 100,000 employees (67 total deaths in 2015).
  2. Fishing Workers: 54.8 deaths per 100,000 employees (23 total deaths in 2015).
  3. Aircraft Pilots and Flight Engineers: 40.4 deaths per 100,000 employees (57 total deaths in 2015).
  4. Roofers: 39.7 deaths per 100,000 employees (75 total deaths in 2015).
  5. Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors: 38.8 deaths per 100,000 employees (33 total deaths in 2015).
  6. Structural Iron and Steel Workers: 29.8 deaths per 100,000 employees (17 total deaths in 2015).
  7. Truck Drivers: 24.3 deaths per 100,000 employees (885 total deaths in 2015).
  8. Farmers and Agricultural Managers: 22 deaths per 100,000 employees (252 total deaths in 2015).
  9. Electrical Power Line Workers: 20.5 deaths per 100,000 employees (26 total deaths in 2015).
  10. First-line Landscaping Supervisors: 18.1 deaths per 100,000 employees (38 total deaths in 2015).

Whether you are working in a factory or behind a desk, injuries can happen anywhere. When they do, they often come with lofty medical bills and force you to miss time from work. When this occurs, you may have the right to workers’ compensation benefits.
While workers’ comp can give much-needed stability to injured employees, the process is not always simple. That’s why injured workers in North Carolina and South Carolina trust the attorneys at Stewart Law Offices, LLC to help them through the process. Contact us online to get started with a free case evaluation, or call (888) 286-5600.

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