The Deadliest Jobs In America, In One GraphicSubmitted by Ed Thinking on Sun, 01/27/2013 - 14:45
Here's a look at the rate of work-related, on-the-job deaths in 2011 for U.S. workers. We included the three deadliest occupations, along with a handful of other jobs:
The number of fishermen who die on the job has gone down by nearly half since 2009. But fishing is still the deadliest job in the U.S. Most fisherman who die on the job die from drowning, typically after their boat capsizes, according to Jill Janocha of the Bureau of Labor Statistics. (Related: Trying To Tame The (Real) Deadliest Fishing Jobs.)
Loggers who die on the job are most often hit by a falling tree or are killed by an out of control machine.
Farmers and ranchers are most often killed on the job in accidents in tractors and other vehicles.
Most pilots who die on the job are flying propeller-driven planes, according to Stephen Pegula of the BLS. So the typical pilot killed in the line of duty is someone flying a crop duster, not a commercial jet.
Graphics and more: http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2013/01/08/168897140/the-dead...