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Fatality rate: 109.5 per 100,000 workers, 77 total
Risk factors: Total logging fatalities in the U.S. increased from 59 to 77 between 2013 and 2014
Dangers abound when you spend most of your days outside with heavy machinery, often in bad weather and occasionally, high altitudes.
Median annual salary: $35,160
Fishers and related fishing workers
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Fatality rate: 80.8 per 100,000 workers, 22 total
Risk factors: Forget the idea of the leisurely fisherman. Fishers and fishing workers have, on average, some of the most dangerous jobs in the country. Malfunctioning gear, inclement weather and transportation incidents all contribute to this profession's fatality rate, the 2nd highest in the country.
Median annual salary: $32,250
Aircraft pilots and flight engineers
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Fatality rate: 63.2 per 100,000 workers, 81 total
Risk factors: Though pilots are often financially compensated for the inherent dangers and responsibilities of their jobs, no amount of money can change the fact that it's a long way down.
Median annual salary: $118,140 airline, $75,620 commercial.
Fatality rate: 46.2 per 100,000 workers, 81 total
Risk factors: It doesn't take a history in roofing to know the biggest danger is not a sunburn or a hammered finger. Falls are the leading culprit in fatal injuries, while other nonfatal injuries such as fractures make general construction work among the most injury-prone jobs.
Median annual salary: $35,760
Refuse and recyclable material collectors
Fatality rate: 35.8 per 100,000 workers, 27 total
Risk factors: Trash and recyclable collectors don't get enough credit for maintaining order in society. Trash collector strikes are never a pretty thing and neither is the high fatality rate.
Median annual salary: $33,660
Farmers, ranchers, agricultural managers
Fatality rate: 26 per 100,000 workers; 263 total
Risk factors: Working the land may be one of the oldest professions, but new efficient technology has done little to make the job any safer. Long hours and close, consistent contact with heavy machinery and equipment represent the bulk of injuries and fatalities on the job, which is largely represented by transportation incidents.
Median annual salary: $68,050
Structural iron and steel workers
Fatality rate: 25.2 per 100,000 workers, 15 total
Risk factors: Structural iron and steel workers install iron or steel beams and use cranes to lift the beams. Falls, slips and trips give ironworkers one of the highest rates of injuries of all occupations, according to the BLS.
Median annual salary: $48,520
Driver/sales workers and truck drivers
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Fatality rate: 23.4 per 100,000 workers, 835 total
Risk factors: Truck drivers may get to enjoy seeing the countryside, but long hours on the road take a toll. Even the most vigilant of drivers sometimes breaks down under heavy pressure to produce. Traffic accidents are the major cause of fatalities among this group, according to the BLS.
Median annual salary: $22,250 to $39,520
Electrical power-line installers and repairers
Fatality rate: 19.2 per 100,000 workers, 25 total
Risk factors: Despite numerous safety precautions, electric power line installers and repairers face potentially deadly conditions on a daily basis. Electrocution and falls account for the lion's share of fatalities in these jobs.
Median annual salary: $65,930
First-line supervisors of construction trades and extraction workers
Fatality rate: 17.9 per 100,000 workers, 130 total
Risk factors: Because they directly supervise their employees, the first-line supervisors of construction trades and extraction workers are exposed to the same dangers. Transportation incidents and falls, slips or trips account for the majority of the fatalities.
Median annual salary: $60,990