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The Most Dangerous Jobs

And the Deadliest Jobs Are . . .

Your chiropractor is probably familiar with your occupational hazards; your neck, back, shoulders, and hips can get awfully tight sitting at your desk all day, every day. That pain and soreness seems more than minor when you think about people that have jobs so dangerous they're considered deadly.

The Department of Labor tracks fatalities by profession and named the deadliest jobs in the US based on those numbers. Do you know anyone with a "deadly" job? See the list when you


  1. Fishers and related fishing workers
  2. Logging workers
  3. Aircraft pilots and flight engineers
  4. Structural iron and steel workers
  5. Farmers and ranchers
  6. Refuse and recyclable material collectors
  7. Roofers
  8. Electrical power-line installers and repairers
  9. Driver/sales workers and truck drivers
  10. Taxi drivers and chauffeurs
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brielleblonde brielleblonde 7 years
aircraft pilots? really?
Spectra Spectra 7 years
My husband's sort of obsessed with logging. He really wishes he could be a logger, but it's super dangerous stuff. He actually does do some logging on the side (he owns, no joke, 43 chainsaws), but he's always very careful when he goes out.
JessRose JessRose 7 years
SH!T - my BF is a sales/driver (in his car a lot) - oh no!! :(
runningesq runningesq 7 years
well, duh to no. 1 :P don't you watch Deadlist Catch? I mean, DEADLY is in the title !
KWM KWM 7 years
I have the top 3 covered in my family: My brother is a commercial fisherman, my grandpa was a logger and my aunt is a commercial pilot!
bellaressa bellaressa 7 years
Logging work is dangerous. My uncle had a limb fall on him and it crushed all the bones in his face.
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