10 of the most dangerous jobs in the US

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From the relatively exotic to the seemingly mundane, certain occupations carry an underlying danger that can reach up to 110.9 fatalities per 100,000 workers.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ most recent figures, there were 4,821 fatal occupational injuries in 2014 (the latest figures available), 239 (5%) more than reported in 2013. The majority of these injuries occur in a handful of sectors representing the most dangerous ways to earn a living in the country. Given the danger involved, a surprising number of these occupations pay only about the mean annual wage for all workers, which was $48,320 in 2015, according to the BLS.

And with these risky jobs, many might think life insurance is out the question; but it isn’t, it just might cost a bit more.

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