The Most Dangerous Jobs in America Anything

The Most Dangerous Jobs in America

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List Criteria: Careers that cause the most deaths on the job

A list of the most dangerous jobs in America. These are the jobs in the United States that have the most fatalities. Every jobs has its risks, and while only a few people out of a hundred thousand might not sound like much, consider how many people in most professions actually die as a direct result of their work. If you enjoy living on the edge then these might be the careers for you. The salary for a job like this might not be great, but the adrenalin will certainly be a perk. As this list shows, danger can be found in all sorts of different fields.

Source: http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2010-04-08/the-20-most-dangerous-jobs


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    Fisherman Number of Deaths per 100,000 Workers: 127 (42 in 2011)

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    Logger Number of Deaths per 100,000 Workers: 104 (65 in 2011)

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    Airplane Pilot Number of Deaths per 100,000 Workers: 56 (71 in 2011)

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    Farmer/Rancher Number of Deaths per 100,000 Workers: 26 (268 in 2011)

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    Construction Laborers Number of Deaths per 100,000 Workers: 16 (191 in 2011)

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    Sanitation Worker Number of Deaths per 100,000 Workers: 36 (30 in 2011)

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    Roofer Number of Deaths per 100,000 Workers: 34 (60 in 2011)

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    Structural Iron and Steel Workers Number of Deaths per 100,000 Workers: 30 (18 in 2011)

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    Oil and Gas Driller Number of Deaths per 100,000 Workers: 24

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    Merchant Mariner Number of Deaths per 100,000 Workers: 23

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    Number of Deaths per 100,000 Workers: 25 (774 in 2011)

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    Power Line Installer Number of Deaths per 100,000 Workers: 20 (26 in 2011)

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    Coal Miner Number of Deaths per 100,000 Workers: 13 (17 in 2011)

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    Grounds Maintenance Workers Number of Deaths per 100,000 Workers: 17 (183 in 2011)

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    Taxi and Limousine Driver Number of Deaths per 100,000 Workers: 19 (64 in 2011)

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    Number of Deaths per 100,000 Workers: 19 (130 in 2011)

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    Construction Equipment Operator Number of Deaths per 100,000 Workers:  12 (47 in 2011)

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    Cement Manufacturer Number of Deaths per 100,000 Workers: 13

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    Miller Number of Deaths per 100,000 Workers: 12

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    Athletes, Coaches, Umpires, and Referees Number of Deaths per 100,000 Workers: 10

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    Number of Deaths per 100,000 Workers: 8

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    Number of Deaths per 100,000 Workers: 7

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    Animal Slaughterers Number of Deaths per 100,000 Workers: 2

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    Soldier

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    Cell Phone Tower Repairmen

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    High Rise Window Washer

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    Painter

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