In 2014, the United States suffered from 4,679 fatal work injuries. On average that is 13 deaths per day. Surprisingly, some of the most dangerous jobs also have the lowest annual salaries. The infographic below investigates the top dangerous jobs in the United States. Transportation incidents account for 40% of all deaths on the job. And, did you know that construction laborers die at a rate of 18.8 per 100,000 workers, but their managers have a fatality rate of just 3.7 per 100,000? Find out more interesting facts below.
Data source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics, Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities 2014
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