For many workers, each day on the job brings the threat of injury. Although they may do everything possible to stay safe, accidents and machine malfunctions happen. Below is a list of the 10 most dangerous jobs in America, as determined by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
10) While transporting dangerous machinery such as mowers, landscapers face the threat of injury every day.
9) Power line installers and repairers are most often injured by shocks and burns from electrical lines.
8) Because truck drivers spend a lot of time on the highway, many are injured in vehicle crashes.
7) Farmers are frequently hurt by equipment malfunctions, particularly tractors.
6) Falling is the greatest threat for iron and steel workers.
5) Vehicle collisions are especially dangerous for garbage collectors, who typically ride on the side of trucks.
4) Roofers deal with the constant risk of falling from high places.
3) Plane malfunctions kill or injure many aircraft pilots each year.
2) Fishing workers face many threats at sea, particularly the destruction of boats and ships.
1) And the number one most dangerous job in America is logging workers. Due to injuries caused by falling objects such as limbs from trees, this workforce has the highest on-the-job injury rate.
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