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What are some of the most dangerous professions?

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics declared logging the most dangerous profession as of 2013, with over 91 deaths for every 100,000 workers. The second most dangerous profession is fishing, with 75 deaths for every 100,000 workers.

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What are some of the most dangerous professions?
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Aircraft pilots and flight engineers have the third most dangerous profession, with a fatality rate of 50 people for every 100,000. The fatality rate in the roofing profession is about 38 workers for every 100,000, whereas the rate for refuse and recyclable material collectors is about 22 per 100,000. The sixth most dangerous profession is mining machine operations, with an average fatality rate of about 27 per 100,000 workers. A profession in the truck driving industry is dangerous as well, with 22 deaths for every 100,000 workers.

Agricultural work involving crops, livestock and dairy farms is the eighth most dangerous profession as of 2013. Nearly 22 out of 100,000 farmers die on the job. Electrical power-line installers and repairers also court a high risk of death, with 21 fatalities per 100,000 workers. Construction laborers who work at building sites with power tools and heavy equipment have the tenth most dangerous job. The fatality rate for this occupation is nearly 18 out of 100,000 workers.

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