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Top 10 Most Dangerous Jobs

The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released their Most Dangerous Jobs data for the year of 2004.

  1. (Tied for First Place) Airplane pilot
  2. (Tied for First Place) Logger
  3. Fisherman
  4. Iron structure worker
  5. Garbage collector
  6. Farmer/rancher
  7. Roofer
  8. Electric lineman
  9. Truck driver
  10. Taxi driver/chauffeur

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the top 10 most dangerous jobs are for the year of 2002:



Fatality Rate*

1 Timber Cutters**


2 Fishers 71.1
3 Pilots and Navigators 69.8
4 Structural Metal Workers 58.2
5 Drivers-Sales Workers 37.9
6 Roofers 37.0
7 Electrical Power Installers 32.5
8 Farm Occupations*** 28.0
9 Construction Laborers 27.7
10 Truck Drivers 25.0

*Selected occupations had a minimum of 30 fatalities in 2002 and 45,000 employed.

**Timber cutters include the following: Timber cutting and logging occupations; supervisors, forestry, and logging workers.

***Farm occupations include the following: Non-horticultural farmers, non-horticultural farm managers, farm workers, and farm worker supervisors.

Fatalities per 100,000 employed.

Life Insurance

Some occupations are riskier than others. But no matter what you do for a living, take a look at your life insurance needs. Life insurance will help you financially protect your loved ones after you die.

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