The Deadliest Jobs 2020

Structural Iron and Steelworkers
Structural Iron and Steelworkers

Every year many people get injured on the job or suffer life-ending injuries on the job scenes.

There were 5,250 workplace deaths last year, a slight increase from 2017, according to new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The rate of fatal work injuries remained unchanged at 3.5 per 100,000 workers.

The most common workplace deaths were related to transportation, with transportation accidents accounting for more than 2,000 work-related deaths. That’s 40% of all work-related fatalities.

If your occupation isn’t on this list, you have a pretty good chance of surviving the workday. OSHA says 3.5 out of every 100,000 people die on the job each year

 

Here Are The Deadliest Jobs 2020

 

10. Landscaping workers

Landscaping workers
Landscaping workers

Landscapers spend a lot of time in cars travelling from site to site, putting them at higher risk than some other industries for transportation-related accidents.

  • Fatality Rate: 20.2
  • Number of fatalities: 142
  • Total non-fatal injuries: 5,390
  • Median annual wage: $65,230
  • Number of workers: 598,210

 

9. Construction trade supervisors

Construction trade supervisors
Construction trade supervisors

First-line supervisors of construction coordinators manage the construction and extraction workers. Two-thirds of the people who died in this industry last year were independent workers. While the most fatal injuries for this group were transportation-related.

  • Fatality Rate: 21
  • Number of fatalities: 144
  • Total non-fatal injuries: 5,390
  • Median annual wage: $65,230
  • Number of workers: 598,210

 

8. Structural Iron and Steelworkers

Structural Iron and Steelworkers
Structural Iron and Steelworkers

While a relatively low number of structural iron and steel workers died on the job last year, the rate of death is higher since there are fewer people in the profession.

    • Fatality Rate: 23.6
    • Number of fatalities: 15
    • Total non-fatal injuries: 800
    • Median annual wage: $52,770
    • Number of workers: 98,600

 

7. Farmers, Ranchers, Other Agricultural Managers

Farmers, Ranchers,
Farmers, Ranchers,

Farmworkers spend a lot of time outdoors, but they also sometimes travel from farm to farm, putting them at risk for transportation accidents.

  • Fatality Rate: 24.7
  • Number of fatalities: 257
  • Total non-fatal injuries: 280
  • Median annual wage: $24,620
  • Number of workers: 876,300

 

6. Driver/sales workers and truckers

Truck Driver
Truck Driver

Given all the time these workers spend on the road, it’s not surprising that they’re at a higher-than-usual risk for transportation-related workplace accidents. They often drive a company vehicle along a specific route to sell, deliver, or pick up items.

  • Fatality Rate: 26
  • Number of fatalities: 966
  • Total non-fatal injuries: 78,520
  • Median annual wage: $24,700
  • Number of workers: 414,860

 

5. Refuse and recyclable material collectors

Garbage truck driver
Garbage truck driver

These workers spend much of their day with a team, driving or riding on a truck to collect materials, increasing the risk of a transportation-related accident.

  • Fatality Rate: 44.3
  • Number of fatalities: 37
  • Total non-fatal injuries: 1,490
  • Median annual wage: $36,190
  • Number of workers: 115,130

 

4. Roofers

Roofers
Roofers

Much of the job for roofers requires spending time on top of buildings, repairing or installing their roofs. Given that they’re often multiple stories above ground, any slip or fall can become a deadly event.

  • Fatality Rate: 51.5
  • Number of fatalities: 96
  • Total non-fatal injuries: 2,060
  • Median annual wage: $39,970
  • Number of workers: 160,600

 

3. Aircraft pilots and flight engineers

Commercial pilots
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Pilots and flight engineers are in charge of navigating and flying airplanes from one place to another, carrying either people or cargo. For this group, the transportation-related incidents, of course, involve plane crashes.

Fatality Rate: 58.9
Number of fatalities: 70
Total non-fatal injuries: 490
Median annual wage: $137,330
Number of workers: 84,070

 

2. Fishers and related fishing worker

Fishing Workers
Fishing Workers

Professional fishers use equipment like nets and traps to collect fish for people to eat. Many of the accidents that occur in this industry involve boat incidents or falls from boats.

  • Fatality Rate: 77.4
  • Number of fatalities: 30
  • Total non-fatal injuries: N/A
  • Median annual wage: $28,310
  • Number of workers: 520

 

1. Loggers

Loggers
Loggers

Logging workers harvest the trees that are turned into the wood for consumer goods and construction needs. Among the biggest risks for loggers are being hit by falling objects while they’re felling trees or having an accident operating the equipment that allows them to do so.

  • Fatality Rate: 97.6
  • Number of fatalities: 74
  • Total non-fatal injuries: 1,040
  • Median annual wage: $40,650
  • Number of workers: 53,600

 

Source: | U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics