There were 4,836 fatal work injuries in 2015, not counting active members of the U.S. armed forces. Ten industries in particular saw the highest rate of deaths per 100,000 full-time workers. Most of these jobs are done by men.
The number of fatal work injuries for civilian workers rose slightly from 2014 to 2015, according to the most recent data by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The number of deaths of Hispanic or Latino workers, as well as workers over 65 years of age, remains relatively high.
Here are the most dangerous jobs for men, according to government data.
10. Supervisors of landscaping, lawn service and grounds-keeping workers
The fatal injury rate for supervisors in the landscaping industry was just over 18 per 100,000.
9. Electrical power-line installer and repairer
The fatal injury rate for power-line workers was approximately 21 per 100,000.
8. Farmers, ranchers and agricultural managers
The fatal injury rate for farmers and ranchers was approximately 22 per 100,000.
7. Truck drivers
Their fatal injury rate was approximately 24 per 100,000.
6. Structural iron and steel workers
Their fatal injury rate was approximately 30 per 100,000.
5. Refuse and recyclable material collectors
Their fatal injury rate was approximately 39 per 100,000.
Their fatal injury rate was just under 40 per 100,000.
3. Aircraft pilots and flight engineers
Their fatal injury rate was slightly more than 40 per 100,000.
2. Fishers and fishing workers
Their fatal injury rate was about 55 per 100,000.
1. Logging workers
Their fatal injury rate was slightly more than 132 per 100,000 people, making logging by far the most dangerous industry in the U.S.