Nation's 10 most dangerous jobs

  • 10. Construction laborers

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    The construction industry accounts for the most workplace deaths, with 775 job-related fatalities in 2012. However, on a per capita basis, it was the safest of the 10 most deadly professions, accounting for just 9.5 deaths per 100,000 workers. However, subsets within this category are far more lethal. Construction laborers, who are working with power tools and in environments where they are likely to get struck with heavy materials, accounted for 210 deaths, which adds up to a per capita death rate of 17.4 per 100,000 employees. Average wage for construction laborers: $34,500.

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