There were 5,250 workplace deaths last year, a slight increase from 2017, according to new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The most common workplace deaths were related to transportation, with transportation accidents accounting for more than 2,000 work-related deaths.
Many of the most dangerous jobs on the list, including fishing, farming, logging, and roof construction are also socially important, notes Robert Hughes, an assistant professor in the legal studies and business ethics department of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
“Jobs that involve driving are dangerous, but our society can’t do without drivers.”
Here’s a look at the 10 most dangerous jobs in America, based on BLS data: