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According to the BLS, truck drivers have the 8th most dangerous job in America

Posted by Genie Wood on Thu, Jun 07, 2012 @ 06:16 AM

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released a report regarding the most dangerous jobs in America. This report was compiled based on 2010 data concerning workplace deaths.

In 2010, 4,690 people lost their lives while working at their job. Out of those fatalities, 92 percent of them were men, and the main cause of death was related to transportation accidents. The BLS listed the top ten most dangerous jobs based on deaths out of 100,000 workers. Truck drivers were listed as the eighth deadliest profession, with 683 deaths occurring in 2010.

Each year in the trucking industry, 21.8 deaths per 100,000 workers take place. Transportation accidents are easily associated with this profession, because truck drivers are constantly on the roadways driving in hazardous conditions. Being a fisherman was regarded as the most dangerous job in America, with 116 deaths per 100,000 workers.

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