Most Dangerous Jobs in the US
The goal is to determine the top 20 most dangerous jobs in the United States by fatality rate in order to create an infographic.
- Loggers experience a fatality rate of 87.3 per 100,000 workers.
- The most common fatalities occur from workers being struck by falling logs or branches, as well as rolling logs while using a chainsaw.
- The average salary of a logger is $38,840.
- Aircraft pilots experience a fatality rate of 51.3 per 100,000 workers.
- Naturally, most fatalities occur during transportation. The most common causes of injuries and fatalities include loss of control while in-flight, impact with land, system failures, and midair collisions.
- The average wage of a pilot is $111,930 per year.
Recyclable Material Collectors
- Workers that collect refuse or recyclable materials experience a fatality rate of 34.9 per 100,000 workers.
- The main reason for their high fatality rate is vehicle collisions, which occur because these workers are constantly traveling to and from sites collecting items.
- The average wage of these type of workers is $36,160 per year.
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