The next time you find yourself griping about a paper cut or a sore back from sitting all day, realize that things could be a whole lot worse. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics just released its latest list of the 10 most dangerous American jobs.
In 2011, the rate of fatal work injury for U.S. workers was 3.5 per 100,000 full-time workers. The most dangerous job: fishing jobs, in which workers lost their lives at a rate of 121 per 100,000 workers.
The rest of the top 10, in order:
- logging workers
- aircraft pilots
- garbage collectors
- steel workers
- farm workers
- drivers (truck and sales workers)
- power-line workers
- taxi drivers.