America’s Most Dangerous Jobs

The eight most hazardous industries can teach us a lot about hazardous settings. The US Bureau of Labor 2020 Statistics are the most current North American data set we can take into account in 2022 because 2021 data has yet to be released.

In contrast to other estimates that may be inflated by the frequency of job type, the data is based on the US Bureau of Labor Statistics’ fatal work injury rates per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers. This allows a per capita style measurement and can accurately depict the risks in these industries.

These statistics show that some of the most dangerous and unexpected occupations are the same jobs that have plagued us in the past. We continue to see several catastrophic injuries in these industries. It’s true, the frequency of fatalities has shrunk compared to our history, but it’s far from perfect today as we can see from the following statistics. Sadly, many people are still fatally injured in many occupations, some not even listed in our top 8.

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