The 10 Most Deadly Jobs for 2021

Almost everyone complains about their job on occasion. But if you’re a logger, groundskeeper or truck driver, you might have greater concerns than most.

These are among the most dangerous jobs in America, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ latest annual report on fatal occupational injuries, which reflects data from 2019.

In total, there were 5,333 work-related deaths recorded in the United States that year, an increase of 2{c25493dcd731343503a084f08c3848bd69f9f2f05db01633325a3fd40d9cc7a1} from the prior year — and the largest number since 2007.

Transportation incidents accounted for 2,122 of those work-related deaths. These were, by far, the most frequent type of fatal events. The second-most fatal incident type — falls, slips and trips — accounted for 880 deaths.

Other causes for work-related deaths include violence, such as homicide; contact with objects and equipment, such as being struck by a falling object; exposure to harmful substances or environments; and fires and explosions.

Following are the jobs that are most risky based on their fatal work-injury rates.

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