There are a number of high-risk professions that people work in every day but it appears that the number one industry with the highest number of workplace fatalities is the commercial fishing industries that reported 116 deaths for each 100.000 workers during 2010 work year. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics has listed the fishing industry as the leader for other years as well including 2007 and 2008,
In addition to commercial fisherman as being the most dangerous job of 2010, the Bureau of Labor Statistics also released 9 other jobs that were considered the most dangerous to workers based on the number of fatalities involved in the given year.
The full top 10 list includes:
10. Police Officers/Sheriffs – With 18 deaths per 100,000 workers, law enforcement has seen an increase in fatalities during 2010. The job ranked in the #12 position in 2008.
9. Industrial Machinery Repair & Maintenance Workers – This profession has 20.3 fatalities per 100,000 workers during 2010.
8. Truck Drivers/Sales Drivers – Driving positions took the #8 position, up from a #17 ranking in 2008 with 21.8 fatalities per 100,000 workers.
7. Recycled Materials/Garbage Collectors – Refuse collection has dropped in the danger rankings, down from the #5 spot in 2008.
6. Roofers – With 32.4 deaths in every 100,000 workers, roofers have moved up one spot from 2008 reports.
5. Mining Equipment Operators – Death among miners have gone to the #5 spot from the previous #8 position with 38.7 deaths reported in 100,000 workers.
4. Farmers/Ranchers – This occupation kept the same ranking as 2008 with a reported 41.4 fatalities out of 100,000 workers.
3. Pilots/Flight Engineers – This industry jumped to the #3 spot from the #6 spit in 2008 with 70.6 fatalities for each 100,000 workers.
2. Loggers/Logging Industry – The logging industry kept the #2 position from 2008 with a reported tally of 91.9 fatalities per 100,000 workers in 2010.
1. Commercial Fishing – With 116 deaths per 100,000 workers, the commercial fishing industry keeps the number one spot in 2010.