AdvisorSmith Finds the Most Dangerous Jobs in America
The study analyzed 268 professions with minimum employment of 50,000 workers. It used data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries to rank the jobs based on the rate of fatal occupational injury per 100,000 workers.
In the U.S., the average fatality rate among all jobs was 3.4 per 100,000 workers. Between 2014 and 2018, deaths on the job rose 4,821 to 5,250, a nine percent increase over the five years.
From the research, the most dangerous job was logging. Logging was 33 times more dangerous than the average job nationwide. In 2018, 56 loggers died while the fatal injury rate was 111 per 100,000 workers.
Self-employed workers were 3.3 times more likely to die on the job than hourly and salaried workers. Wage and salaried workers had an average fatality rate of 2.9 fatalities per 100,000 workers, while self-employed workers had an average fatality rate of 9.4 per 100,000.
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