According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 100 people were killed on the job in Alabama in 2016. The majority of those fatal work deaths were related to traffic incidents, fatal contact with objects or equipment or falls, slips and trips. So, let’s take a look at the most dangerous jobs that you might find in Alabama:
The logging industry plays a large part in Alabama’s economy, but loggers suffer 127 deaths per 100,000 workers, making it one of the most dangerous jobs in America.
- Pilots and Flight Engineers
Aerospace is one of the largest industrial groups in Alabama, but 53.4 per 100,000 pilots and flight engineers will die on the job nationwide each year.
- Construction Industry
Construction has long been one of the more dangerous occupations in the country. Nationwide, construction laborers die at a rate of 17.4 workers per 100,000. Structural iron and steel workers suffer 37 deaths per 100,000 workers and 40.5 of 100,000 roofers will die on the job.
- Refuse and Recycling
Collectors of refuse and recycling endure 27.1 deaths per 100,000 workers. Hazardous equipment, heavy materials and road incidents are often to blame.
- Electrical Power Lines
Electrical power line installers and repairers work with electricity on a daily basis. Between the electrical hazards and the heights at which they work, these professionals suffer 23 deaths per 100,000 workers each year.
- Truck Drivers
Drivers, sales workers and truck drivers hauling goods across long distances die on the job at a rate of 22.1 per 100,000 workers in the U.S. Traffic and road incidents as well as exhaustion are often the cause.
- Agricultural Workers
Ranchers, agricultural managers and farmers raise animals and crops for wholesale. They deal with dangerous and heavy equipment and large animals on a daily basis, leading to a death rate of 21.3 workers per 100,000 each year in the U.S.
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