Workplace safety is very important in all industries. Avoiding accidents and fatalities is a huge consideration for all sizes of businesses from small privately owned companies to large nationwide corporations. Positions like teaching and administration have fatality rates just slightly above zero because mistakes in these industries almost never result in physical consequences. On the other end of the spectrum are the worlds most dangerous jobs. These jobs bear a far greater statistical risk of physical injury and death.
Logging tops the list as the most dangerous job of all. It is a highly physical job which is often performed in remote locations. The remoteness means workers are often far away from access to medical care, which makes the impact of injury far greater. The most common types of injuries involve falling from trees and being struck by logs or equipment. The fatality rate of logging, 132.7 out of 100,000, is around 50 deaths higher than the second most dangerous job.
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