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Most dangerous jobs: 10 professions with the highest fatalities in America

Construction workers
No. 10: Construction workers

Fatality rate: 17.4 out of 100,000 workers

Total 2012 fatalities: 210

Risks: Dangerous machines and tools, falling (David Shaffer / MCT)
Ranchers, farmers and other agricultural workers
No. 9: Ranchers, farmers and other agricultural workers

Fatality rate: 21.3 out of 100,000 workers

Total 2012 fatalities: 216

Risks: Dangerous machines (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Truck drivers and traveling salespeople
No. 8: Truck drivers and traveling salespeople

Fatality rate: 22.1 out of 100,000 workers

Total 2012 fatalities: 741

Risks: Traffic accidents, sleepiness (Dimas Ardian / Bloomberg)
Power workers
No. 7: Power line repairers and installers

Fatality rate: 23 out of 100,000 workers

Total 2012 fatalities: 26

Risks: Dangerous materials, falling and electricity (Dado Galdieri / Bloomberg)
Garbage collectors
No. 6: Garbage collectors

Fatality rate: 27.1 out of 100,000 workers

Total 2012 fatalities: 26

Risks: Dangerous equipment and materials, traffic (Carlo Allegri / Associated Press)
Steel and iron workers
No. 5: Steel and iron workers

Fatality rate: 37 out of 100,000 workers

Total 2012 fatalities: 22

Risks: Falling, heat, heavy materials and equipment (Justin Sullivan / Getty Images)
Roofers
No. 4: Roofers

Fatality rate: 40.5 out of 100,000 workers

Total 2012 fatalities: 70

Risks: Falling and heat (Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times)
Pilots and flight engineers
No. 3: Pilots and flight engineers

Fatality rate: 53.4 out of 100,000 workers

Total 2012 fatalities: 71

Risks: Crashes, emergency response and testing equipment (Travis Heying / Associated Press)
Fishing and related jobs
No. 2: Fishing and related jobs

Fatality rate: 117 out of 100,000 workers

Total 2012 fatalities: 117

Risks: Rough weather such as hurricanes, dangerous equipment and drowning (Felipe Dana / Associated Press)
Logging
No. 1: Loggers and lumberjacks

Fatality rate: 127.8 out of 100,000 workers

Total 2012 fatalities: 62

Risks: Dangerous tools such as chainsaws, falling logs and rough terrain and weather (Don Ryan / Associated Press)
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