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Report shows most deadly occupations

New Jersey residents may be interested in the latest Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries regarding the jobs with the highest number of fatal injuries throughout the United States. According to the findings, the recorded amount of fatal workplace injuries was 4,585 in 2013 and 4,679 during 2014, which marks a 2 percent increase. The report, which the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released in September, included the amount of fatal work injury rates per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers and a list of the civilian occupations that carry the highest deadly workplace injury rates.

For 2014, the preliminary rate of fatal work-related injuries was 3.3 per 100,000 FTE employees. The report named logging as the most dangerous job, with 109.5 per 100,000 FTE employees. Second on the list were those involved with fishing, with 80.8 fatal workplace injuries per 100,000 of these FTE employees. Flight engineers and aircraft pilots were listed next, with 63.2 workplace injuries proving fatal for every 100,000 FTE employees. In fourth place were roofers, with 46.2 fatal on-the-job injuries per 100,000 FTE employees.

FTE employees involved in refuse collection came in fifth place at a rate of 35.8 fatal job-related injuries per 100,000 of these workers. For sixth place, those employed in the agricultural employment had a fatal job-related injury rate of 26 per 100,000 FTE workers.

Workers' compensation benefits may be available to the surviving family members who have lost a loved one in a fatal work-related accident. An attorney who handles these types of claims may inform the survivors what benefits they are entitled to receive and how to obtain them.

Source: ERS , "Top Ten Deadliest Jobs in America Revealed", Thomas Ahearn, Sept. 30, 2015

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