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Work fatalities hit 8-year high; the 10 deadliest jobs

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The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says 4,836 Americans were killed in workplace accidents in 2015 (the most recent year BLS has records). That’s up from 4,821 the year before and is the highest fatality total since 2008. Logging was again the most deadly U.S. job, followed in order by fishing, aircraft pilots, roofers, garbage collectors, steel workers, truck drivers, farmers, agricultural workers and electrical power-line repairers.

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