20 Deadliest Jobs In USA

19. Police and sheriff’s patrol officers

What they do: Maintain order and protect the life and property of citizens by enforcing laws.

Fatal injury rate (per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers): 11.1

18. First-line supervisors of landscaping, lawn service, and groundskeeping workers

What they do: Supervise and coordinate activities of workers in landscaping.

Fatal injury rate (per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers): 12.6


17. Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators:

What they do: Operate construction equipment on a massive scale.

Fatal injury rate (per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers): 12.8

16. Electrical power-line installers and repairers

What they do: Install and repair cables and wires used in electrical power and distribution systems.


Fatal injury rate (per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers): 13.3

15. General maintenance and repair workers

What they do: These jobs typically require two or more people. They are maintenance or craft occupations. They keep machinery and mechanical equipment functioning and can repair the structure of establishments.

Fatal injury rate (per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers): 13.4

14. Other extraction workers

What they do: This title includes people who extract resources but don’t necessarily have their own occupation title.

Fatal injury rate (per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers): 14.3

13. First-line supervisors of mechanics, installers, and repairers

What they do: Supervise, direct and coordinate mechanical installation and repairs.

Fatal injury rate (per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers): 14.6

12. Construction laborers

What they do: Perform the physical labor at construction sites.

Fatal injury rate (per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers): 15.0

11. First-line supervisors of construction trades and extraction workers

What they do: Supervise and coordinate each step of construction and the addition and extraction of workers.

Fatal injury rate (per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers): 18.7

10. Miscellaneous agricultural workers

What they do: They’re the ones actually working on the farm, operating machinery to carry out agricultural activities.

Fatal injury rate (per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers): 19.8

10. Grounds maintenance workers

What they do: Maintain properties by operating machinery.

Fatal injury rate (per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers): 19.8

9. Farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers

What they do: Plan and direct the management and operation of a farm.

Fatal injury rate (per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers): 23.2

8. Structural iron and steel workers

What they do: Raise, place and unite iron or steel. They build completed structures and frameworks out of steel.

Fatal injury rate (per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers): 26.3

7. Driver/sales workers and truck drivers

What they do: Drive trucks or other occupation-related vehicles to sell or deliver goods, typically across long distances within a given territory.

Fatal injury rate (per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers): 26.8

6. Refuse and recyclable material collectors

What they do: Collect and dump discarded materials and load into trucks.

Fatal injury rate (per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers): 35.2

5. Construction trade helpers

What they do: Actively work on the construction of structures.

Fatal injury rate (per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers): 40.0

4. Roofers

What they do: Stand on tall structures with tools for long periods of time. Put in roofs on structures with shingles, slate, asphalt, aluminum, wood, whatever gets the job done.

Fatal injury rate (per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers): 54.0

3. Aircraft pilots and flight engineers

What they do: Fly, man. Pilot passengers or cargo long distances in big metal pieces of machinery in the sky.

Fatal injury rate (per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers): 61.8

2. Logging workers

What they do: Use mechanical equipment and hand tools to chop down trees on a massive scale.

Fatal injury rate (per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers): 68.9

1. Fishing and hunting workers

What they do: Fish, hunt. Ha! Use nets, rods, traps, guns, etc. to hunt and kill animals.

Fatal injury rate (per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers): 145.0

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