More than 13 Americans on average die from work related injuries each day. MarketWatch reporter Catey Hill presents the 10 deadliest jobs. Roofers coming in at number five on the list.
Roofers had an average of 47.4 fatal accidents per 100,000 full-time (or equivalent) workers, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Predictably, incidents that were most likely to occur involved falling, slipping and tripping.
Other deadly professions that appeared on the list included logging workers, fishermen, aircraft pilots or flight engineers, and assorted extraction workers in the top five.
The good news is the number of workplace fatalities has been fallen from previous decades. While there were a total of 4,821 work fatalities in 2014, there were 6,632 two decades ago and 5,764 ten years ago. And, the likelihood that you will die of a workplace injury is low: There were just 3.4 fatal injuries per 100,000 full-time workers in 2014.