If you think your job is boring, take a moment to count your blessings. If it’s boring, then chances are you’re not putting your life at risk while on the job.
The preliminary results of the US Bureau of Labor Statistics’s National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries found 4,383 people died of fatal work injuries in 2012. That figure is slightly lower than the 4,693 work-related deaths reported the previous year.
According to the agency’s report, types of events that were responsible for fatal work injuries were:
Transportation incidents: 41 %
Violence and other injuries by persons or animals: 17 %
Contact with objects and equipment: 16 %
Falls, slips, and trips: 15 %
Exposure to harmful substances or environments: 7 %
Fires and explosions: 3 %
The report also breaks down the 10 most dangerous occupations in the United States. The results are based on the number of deaths per 100,000 workers. Check out the 10 deadliest jobs in the country (based on preliminary data).