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Federal labor bureau reports on most dangerous jobs

Though employees get hurt in retail jobs, at least they haven’t cracked the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Top 10 most dangerous jobs.

The latest annual list is out with a new number one: fishers and related fishing workers who have replaced loggers in the Top 10. The list is not figured by total fatalities but rather the fatal injury work rate per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers.

Loggers have slipped to the second most dangerous job. Other dangerous occupations are roofers, number 4; steelworkers, number 6; truck drivers, number 7; and power line installers and repair workers, number 10.

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