The 8 Most Hazardous Jobs in the US as Deciphered by OSHA

construction workers on a high rise building

OSHA identifies the most dangerous jobs based on the number of fatalities per 100,000 workers. These jobs often involve working with dangerous machinery, heights, or chemicals.

commercial fisherman

Fishing and hunting workers face a variety of hazards, including drowning, falls from boats, equipment malfunctions, and exposure to extreme weather conditions.

logger cutting down a tree

Logging workers are also at risk of being crushed by falling trees and branches, operating heavy machinery, using chain saws, and exposure to extreme weather conditions.

roofer working on a roof

Roofers face a high risk of falls from heights, electrical hazards, and exposure to extreme weather conditions.

construction worker on a scaffolding

Construction workers are at risk of falls from heights, electrocutions, being struck by objects, and trench collapses.

airplane pilot in the cockpit

Aircraft pilots and flight engineers face the risk of plane crashes, mechanical failures, and dangerous weather conditions.

garbage truck driver

Refuse and recyclable material collectors face the risk of truck accidents, back injuries, and exposure to hazardous materials.

truck driver

Transportation and material moving workers are at risk of truck accidents, forklift accidents, and exposure to hazardous materials. tuneshare more_vert add_photo_alternate