By Leada Gore | firstname.lastname@example.org
Think your job is tough? Just be glad it doesn’t involve the word, “Timber!”
New information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows the deadliest jobs in America in 2012. There were 4,383 fatal work injuries in America last year, down from 4,693 in 2011.
Here’s a look at the most dangerous professions in America. The first figures shows the fatality rate based on the number of those who died per 100,000 full-time workers. The second number is actual deaths in 2012.
- Logging workers – 127.8, 62
- Fishers and related fishing workers – 117, 32
- Aircraft pilot and flight engineers – 53.4, 71
- Roofers – 40.5, 70
- Structural iron and steel workers – 37, 22
- Refuse and recyclable material collectors – 27.1, 26
- Electrical power-line installers and repairers – 23, 26
- Drivers/sales workers and truck drivers -22.1, 741
- Farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers – 21.3, 216
- Construction laborers – 17.4, 210
The report showed there were 81 fatal workplace injuries in Alabama last year: 28 due to transportation incidents; 20 for workplace violence or other injuries caused by people or animals; 20 for contact with objects and equipment; eight for falls; and 4 for exposure to harmful chemicals.
How about federal workers?
The most danger job for government employees, according to an analysis by Federal Times, is postal work. The analysis showed of 54 federal workers killed on the job in 2012, 18 were postal workers.
The figures do not include military personnel.