What do you think are the deadliest jobs where you are? Since America introduced the Occupational Safety and Health Act back in 1970, workplace standards have improved. However, while job fatalities have declined by more than 60 percent since then, some jobs remain far more dangerous than others.
Taking information from the US Department of Labor, Bloomberg has compiled a series of charts that reveal the deadliest jobs in America. The charts reveals the jobs that have the highest fatality rate, the highest percentages of death cause by violence or homicide and other factors.
The Deadliest Jobs in America
Greatest risk of death on the job
Garbage collectors have the highest risk of dying on the job and happen 4 times more than firefighters and security guards. Transportation incidents are the biggest cause, accounting for 69 percent of fatalities.
Construction labourers die at a rate of 18.8 per 100,000, number 12 of the deadliest jobs overall. Their managers, who spend time at the office in addition to being onsite, have a fatality rate of just 3.7 per 100,000.
Retail sales is low-risk work, though supervisors die more frequently than their subordinates (3.2 vs 1.3 per 100,000).
High risk, low pay
Agricultural workers are near the top of the list for fatalities and at the very bottom for pay.
Among transportation-related occupations, pilots assume more risk, but are better compensated.
Loggers have one of the worst job fatalities-to-pay ratios. They die more often than police officers and firefighters, but are paid less.
Occupations with the highest death rate
Taxi drivers are more likely to die from homicide than from a traffic related accident. They’re followed not too far behind by police officers and security guards.
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