Showing posts with label 10 Most Dangerous Jobs In The U.S. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 10 Most Dangerous Jobs In The U.S. Show all posts

10 Most Dangerous Jobs In The U.S


10. Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs
Fatal work injury rate:    19.7
Number of fatal work injuries:   63
Projected job growth (through 2020): 20 perent (faster than average)
Median pay (2010): $22,440 a year ---- $10.79 an hour.
Why its dangerous: The sheer number of hours logged by taxi drivers and chauffeurs behind the wheel increases the odds of being in an accident. Additionally, heavy traffic and other difficult situations contribute to high levels of stress that many drivers experience.

9. Electrical Power Line Installers and Repairers
Fatal work injury rate: 20.3
Number of fatal work injuries: 27
Projected job growth: 13 percent (about as fast as average)
Median pay: $54,290 a year --- $26.10 an hour.
Why it’s dangerous: Line workers encounter serious hazards on the job, including working with high voltage electricity often at great heights. The work can also be physically demanding.

8. Driver/Sales Workers and Truck Drivers
Fatal work injury rate: 24
Number of fatal work injuries: 759
Projected job growth: 13 percent (about as fast as average)
Median pay: $27,050 a year --- $13 an hour.
Why it’s dangerous: Like taxi drivers and chauffeurs, those who drive to make sales and deliveries spend many hours behind the wheel, increasing their odds of being an accident. Further, this can be physically demanding job. When loading and unloading cargo drivers do a lot of lifting, carrying and walking.

7. Farmers, Ranchers and other Agricultural Managers
Fatal work injury rate: 20.3
Number of fatal work injuries: 25.3
Projected job growth: -8 percent (about as fast as average)
Median pay: $60,750 a year --- $29.21 an hour.
Why it’s dangerous: Farmers and ranchers face a number of hazards on the job, including operating large machinery, as well as chemical and environmental hazzards. The jobs are also physically demanding and could require frequent interaction with large livestock and other animals.

6. Structual Iron and Steel Workers
Fatal work injury rate: 26.9
Number of fatal work injuries: 16
Projected job growth: 22 percent (about as fast as average)
Median pay: $44,540 a year --- $21.42 an hour.
Why it’s dangerous: Wrokers in these fields, also known as ironworkers, perform physically demanding work often performed at great heights (such as when building skyscrapers or bridges). They usually work outside in all types of weather.

5. Roofers
Fatal work injury rate: 31.8
Number of fatal work injuries: 56
Projected job growth: 18 percent (about as fast as average)
Median pay: $34,220 a year --- $16.45 an hour.
Why it’s dangerous: Roofers frequently work at heights well above ground and on steeply pitched roofs. The work is strenuous and tiring, and involves heavy lifting, as well as climbing and bending.

4. Refuse and Recyclable – Material Collectors
Fatal work injury rate: 41.2
Number of fatal work injuries: 34
Projected job growth: 14 percent (about as fast as average)
Median pay: $22,560 a year --- $10.85 an hour.
Why it’s dangerous: The job frequently involves heavy lifting and handling of potentially dangerous materials. Also, the job may require working around moving vehicles and in traffic.

3. Aircraft Pilots and Flight Engineers
Fatal work injury rate: 57
Number of fatal work injuries: 72
Projected job growth: 11 percent (about as fast as average)
Median pay: $92,060 a year
Why it’s dangerous: The job includes all manner of aircraft, including small planes and helicopters, which are used in responding to natural disasters and other emergencies.

2. Logging Workers
Fatal work injury rate: 102.4
Number of fatal work injuries:64
Projected job growth: 4 percent (about as fast as average)
Median pay: $32,870 a year --- $15.80 an hour.
Why it’s dangerous: Loggers work long hours outdoors, sometimes in poor weather and often in isolated areas. The work sometimes involves working high above ground and is physically demanding.

1.  Fishers and Related Fishing Workers
Fatal work injury rate: 121.2
Number of fatal work injuries: 40
Projected job growth: -6 percent (about as fast as average)
Median pay: $25,590 a year --- $12.30 an hour.
Why it’s Dangerous: Commercial fishers encounter a number of workplace hazzards, including large nets and motor operated fishing lines. Vessel disasters and falls overboard are frequent causes of injury and death.





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