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Civilian occupations with high fatal work injury rates

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Civilian occupations with high fatal work injury rates, 2017
Occupation Fatal work injury rate (per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers) Number of fatal work injuries

All workers

3.5

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Farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers

24.0 258

Construction managers

1.0 12

Food service managers

1.5 19

Property, real estate, and community association managers

2.3 16

Athletes, coaches, umpires, and related workers

8.7 24

Registered nurses

0.5 14

Emergency medical technicians and paramedics

4.3 12

Fire fighters

3.6 34

Police and sheriff's patrol officers

12.9 95

Security guards and gaming surveillance officers

7.1 63

Supervisors of food preparation and serving workers

3.8 38

First-line supervisors of landscaping, lawn service, and groundskeeping workers

21.0 53

Grounds maintenance workers

15.5 191

First-line supervisors of retail sales workers

2.3 79

First-line supervisors of non-retail sales workers

1.5 19

Cashiers (including gaming change persons and booth cashiers )

1.8 42

Retail salespersons

1.6 43

Miscellaneous agricultural workers

16.4 154

Fishers and related fishing workers

99.8 41

Logging workers

84.3 55

First-line supervisors of construction trades and extraction workers

17.4 121

Carpenters

7.5 101

Construction laborers

14.2 259

Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators

11.3 45

Electricians

8.3 74

Painters, construction and maintenance

8.9 44

Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters

7.1 43

Roofers

45.2 91

Structural iron and steel workers

33.4 14

Helpers, construction trades

15.7 11

Mining machine operators

11.7 7

First-line supervisors of mechanics, installers, and repairers

13.1 35

Automotive service technicians and mechanics

7.2 66

Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists

6.9 29

Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers

5.4 24

Industrial machinery installation, repair, and maintenance workers

5.4 28

Maintenance and repairs workers, general

16.6 87

Electrical power-line installers and repairers

18.7 26

Telecommunications line installers and repairers

8.0 15

First-line supervisors of production and operating workers

3.8 31

Welding, soldering, and brazing workers

5.8 37

Aircraft pilots and flight engineers

48.6 59

Driver/sales workers and truck drivers

26.8 987

Taxi drivers and chauffeurs

10.4 62

Industrial truck and tractor operators

5.4 34

Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand

6.1 106

Refuse and recyclable material collectors

35.0 30