15 Professions with the Highest Death Rates in the US

This article will bring you to the list of the professions with the largest death rates in the US. Insider Monkey has recently published an interesting article about it. There were more than 14,000 work fatalities the year the Occupational Safety and Health Act was passed by President Nixon. As a result, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration was established to create safety standards in the workplace. Since that time, work standards have improved, and work fatality has declined to 5,200 in 2016. Today, the overwhelming majority of working Americans are comparatively safe in their work surroundings.

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Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked four  professions with the largest death rates in the US from their list.

The first one is Electrical power-line installers and repairers. There were more than 14 fatal injuries per 100,000 workers in 2017 for electrical power-line installers and repairer’s profession. The number of total fatal injuries is 21 and 1,710 nonfatal injuries. The most common accident in this profession is overexertion and bodily reaction. Their average annual wage is $68,010. The second one on our list should be First-line supervisors of landscaping, lawn service, and grounds keeping workers. The first-line supervisors of landscaping, lawn service, and grounds keeping profession rank 12th on our list of professions with the highest death rates in the US. They have fatal injuries of 15.7 per 100,000 workers. There were 44 total fatal injuries in the last year and 4,140 nonfatal injuries. The common accident in this profession is also like the previous one, being struck by an object. Their median annual salary is $63,540. Then, here are Miscellaneous agricultural workers. Various agricultural worker professions have fatal injuries of 17.4 per 100,000 workers. There were 156 total fatal injuries in the last year and 12,710 non-fatal injuries. The most common incident in this profession are transportation accidents. They have a median annual salary of $22,520. At last, but not least we are mentioning Structural iron and steel workers. Structural iron and steel workers have fatal injuries of 25.2 per 100,000 workers. There were 16 total fatal injuries in the last year and 1,440 non-fatal injuries. The most common accident in this profession is being struck by an object. They have a median annual salary of $51,800.

For any further useful information, read Insider Monkey’s article about 15 professions with the largest death rates in the US.

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