Logging workers had the second-highest rate of fatal injuries among occupations in America.

Some jobs are more dangerous than others.
Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, we found the jobs that had the highest rates of fatal injuries in 2019.
Here are the 34 deadliest jobs in America, along with their 2019 fatality rates per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers.

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34. Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters

What they do: Lay out, install, or maintain pipes, plumbing, and sewer systems.

Fatal injury rate (per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers): 6.1

33. Industrial machinery installation, repair, and maintenance workers

What they do: Repair, maintain, or install machinery.

Fatal injury rate (per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers): 6.4

32. Athletes, coaches, umpires, and related workers

What they do: Compete in athletic events, instruct or coach groups or individuals in the fundamentals of sports, or officiate at competitive athletic or sporting events.

Fatal injury rate (per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers): 6.5

29 (tie). Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers

What they do: Install or repair heating, central air conditioning, or refrigeration systems.

Fatal injury rate (per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers): 6.8

29 (tie). Automotive service technicians and mechanics

What they do: Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul automotive vehicles.

Fatal injury rate (per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers): 6.8

29 (tie). Security guards and gaming surveillance officers

What they do: Guard, patrol, or monitor premises to prevent theft, violence, or infractions of rules.

Fatal injury rate (per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers): 6.8

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28. Industrial truck and tractor operators

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What they do: Operate industrial trucks or tractors equipped to move materials around a warehouse, storage yard, factory, construction site, or similar location.

Fatal injury rate (per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers): 7.0

27. Electricians

What they do: Install, maintain, and repair electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures.

Fatal injury rate (per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers): 7.2

26. Painters, construction and maintenance

What they do: Paint walls, equipment, buildings, bridges, and other structural surfaces.

Fatal injury rate (per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers): 7.5

25. Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists

What they do: Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul buses and trucks, or maintain and repair any type of diesel engines.

Fatal injury rate (per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers): 7.7

24. Telecommunications line installers and repairers

What they do: Install and repair telecommunications cable.

Fatal injury rate (per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers): 7.8

23. Carpenters

What they do: Construct, erect, install, or repair structures and fixtures made of wood.

Fatal injury rate (per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers): 7.9

22. Shuttle drivers, chauffeurs, and taxi drivers

What they do: Drive automobiles, vans, or limousines to transport passengers.

Fatal injury rate (per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers): 8.0

21. Welding, soldering, and brazing workers

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