The 6 Deadliest Jobs in America

While working a typical nine-to-five job, it’s very unlikely many people will experience a fatal death or injury while simply sitting in their cubicle, at their tiny desk all day. Many people’s “offices” are different though, because some spend 14-hour shifts in a hospital or outside cutting wood in a forest all day, so the risks vary. A number of nurses and engineers have died from falls, car accidents, and exposure to deadly chemicals while working, but these numbers don’t even compare to other, more deadly jobs that may require a bit more manual labor.

First, one of the most deadliest jobs is logging because the dangers include falling branches and rough terrain. In 2014, for every 100,000 loggers, there were 111 deaths, making it the most dangerous job at the time. Also, loggers are working in forests and rural areas with limited access to hospitals, which poses a serious problem whenever someone gets hurt. Other deathly jobs experience a similar challenge, “Whether it’s logging, fishing or agriculture jobs, when you’re working in wilderness type settings you’re not right there next to [a] facility that can bail you out."


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