Top 15 most dangerous jobs – The Scoop – Careers 2002 – Brief Article

Top 15 most dangerous jobs – The Scoop – Careers 2002 – Brief Article – Statistical Data Included

Which jobs are the deadliest? Below is a list of jobs that result in the most fatalities and their relative risk rates, according to the Bareau of Labor Statistics. (Relative risk rate is the fatality rate for a given group divided by the fatality rate for all workers. A rate of 2.0 means the worker is twice as likely as the average worker to die on the job.)

Occupation Relative Risk Leading Fatal Event

Fishers 21.3 Drowning

Timber Cutters 20.6 Struck by Object

Airplane Pilots 19.9 Airplane Crashes

Structural Metal Workers 13.1 Falls

Taxi Cab Drivers 9.5 Homicide

Construction Workers 8.1 Vehicular, Falls

Roofers 5.9 Falls

Electric Power Installers 5.7 Electrocution

/Repairers

Truck Driver 5.3 Highway Crashes

Farm Occupations 5.1 Vehicular

Police, Detectives, 3.4 Homicide, Highway Crashes

Supervisors

Nonconstruction Laborers 3.2 Vehicular

Electricians 3.2 Electrocution

Welders and Cutters 2.4 Falls, Fires

Guards 2.3 Homicide

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