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The 10 most dangerous jobs in the U.S.

When you consider dangerous jobs, it is natural to think about window washers working high above the street, policemen who put their lives on the line every day, or wild animal trainers who work with unpredictable beasts. While these jobs certainly have their risks, neither of them made the list of America's 10 Deadliest Jobs as compiled by 

The jobs that made the list include:

10 - Construction workers - Working with heavy machinery as well as arge, dangerous tools make this work dangerous. 

9 - Farmers and agricultural workers - Again, heavy machinery poses a significant risk to farmers

8 - Truck drivers and delivery drivers - Truck drivers may be behind the wheel of the most dangerous vehicles on the road, but they can still be injured (and killed) when accidents occur.

7 - Power line workers - Down power lines are dangerous enough. Try putting them back in place.

6 - Garbage collectors - Even though many trucks have mechanical arms to pick up curbside trash, the heavy equipment used still poses a hazard.

5 - Iron and steel workers - Working with hot, molten steel, or on the frame of a high rise is dangerous.

4 - Roofers - Heat and heights make this occupation dangerous.

3 - Airline pilots - There's a reason why any landing you can walk away from is a good landing.

2 - Commercial fishers - If you have seen "The Deadliest Catch" you can understand why fishermen have dangerous jobs.

1 - Loggers - Also known as lumberjacks, these workers have the highest fatality rates among American professions at 127.8 deaths per 100,000 workers. 

Source:, America's 10 Deadliest Jobs, August 22, 2013

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