Workers in Indiana And Illinois Work in Some of The Most Dangerous Jobs in America


Workers in Indiana And Illinois Work in Some of The Most Dangerous Jobs in America

The Bureau of Labor Statistics has release its latest research study on the dangers facing workers in the United States and as part of that study, it has compiled the annual list of the Ten Most Dangerous Jobs in the United States.

Indiana and Illinois: Not in Top 5 Most Dangerous States for Workers

They are the following — and notice how most of these jobs are the kinds of work that many people in our part of the country, in Indiana and Illinois, go off to everyday to make a living for themselves and their families, depending upon their employers to keep them safe in a safe work environment.

Fortunately, according to the AFLCIO, neither Indiana nor Illinois are among the top five most dangerous states in which to work: they are North Dakota, Wyoming, West Virginia, Alaska, and New Mexico.

The 10 Most Dangerous Jobs in America

10. Construction
Fatality rate (per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers): 18.1

9. Electrical power-line workers
Fatality rate (per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers): 21.5

8. Farmers, ranchers, agricultural
Fatality rate (per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers): 22.9

7. Driver/sales workers and truck drivers
Fatality rate (per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers): 23.6

6. Mining machine operators
Fatality rate (per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers): 26.9

5. Refuse / Recycable material collectors (Garbage Workers)
Fatality rate (per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers): 33.0

4. Roofers
Fatality rate (per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers): 40.5

3. Aircraft pilots / engineers
Fatality rate (per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers): 50.6

2. Fishers
Fatality rate (per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers): 75.0

1. Logging workers / Forestry
Fatality rate (per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers): 91.3

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