Top Ten Most Dangerous Jobs

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Top Ten Most Dangerous Jobs

Nearly all the jobs in the world come with a risk, while some pose minor risks, like computer eye strain or a slipping hazard in the break room by the coffee machine, others are more serious and potentially fatal and can even risk human life. Falling from great heights, being crushed under heavy equipment, dying in an explosion are just a few of the job dangers many workers face daily. We have compiled a list of ten of the most dangerous jobs in the world.


10. Construction Worker

Death rate: 1.83 per 10,000


9. Truck Driver

Death rate: 1.83 per 10,000


8. Industrial Machinery Maintenance Worker

Death rate: 1.85 per 10,000


7. Refuse Collector

Death rate: 2.52 per 10,000


6. Structural Iron/Steel Worker

Death rate: 3.03 per 10,000


5. Roofer

Death rate: 3.47 per 10,000


4. Farmer/Rancher

Death rate: 3.85 per 10,000


3. Aircraft Pilot

Death rate: 5.71 per 10,000


2. Logger

Death rate: 6.18 per 10,000


1. Fisherman

Death rate: 20 per 10,000