The Labor Department recently released preliminary data on fatal occupational injuries. In 2012, the U.S. rate of fatal work injuries dropped to 3.2 per 100,000 full-time employees compared with 3.5 per 100,000 employees in 2011. But there are occupations whose fatal injury rates far exceed that of the national average. Out of the occupations the department tracked, we take a look at the 10 jobs with the highest fatal injury rates.
10) Construction laborersLast year, 210 construction workers were fatally injured, a 10 percent increase from 191 killed the previous year. The rate of such injuries was 17.4 per 100,000 workers. Some of the risks associated with this occupation include working with dangerous equipment and falling from ladders.Katherine Frey/The Washington Post
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