The 10 Deadliest Jobs In America

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Although workers are much safer today than they were a decade ago — when they  were 29% more likely to be killed on the job — some jobs remain incredibly dangerous. 

Of the 10 deadliest jobs in America,  according to the BLS'  National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries , most are blue-collar occupations.  For years, fishing ranked as the most deadly, but logging took the top spot in 2012. Meanwhile, workers doing these jobs don't earn that much money. Loggers earn an  average salary of $34,600, and  fishing workers take in  $36,900.

Incidents involving transportation are the primary cause of fatal work injuries (41%), and homicide and violence (17%) come in second. Yet s urprisingly,  firefighting and police work did not make the list.

Below are the most dangerous job in 2012, along with annual pay, according to the BLS .

Dangerous jobs in America: It's loggers who face the most fatal injuries and employment safety hazards in 2012

Top 10 most dangerous jobs in the US: It's not police officers & firefighters who have the most risky career p …

Courtesy of: careers.financesonline.com | Author: Robin Renford | Our Facebook

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