It’s called a widow maker. Loggers use the term to describe a loose limb or tree top that plummets to the ground shedding deadly branches and splinters. It’s a hazard loggers face every day as they climb the world’s canopy armed with boots and a chainsaw. It’s a hazard that often makes widows of the spouses left behind.
Logging is ranked as America's most deadly job, with 91.3 fatalities per 100,000 workers. Graphic Products has compiled this, and the nine other most deadly professions in “America’s Most Dangerous Jobs,” an eye-opening infographic detailing average fatalities per 100,000 workers and median salaries per profession. The infographic showcases that workers aren’t always paid in proportion to the danger they face on the job.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the top ten most dangerous jobs are:
- Loggers – 91.3 fatalities
- Fishermen – 75 fatalities
- Pilots – 50.6 fatalities
- Roofers – 38.7 fatalities
- Sanitation Workers – 33 fatalities
- Mining Machine Operators – 26.9 fatalities
- Truck Drivers – 22 fatalities
- Farmers – 21.8 fatalities
- Power Line Workers – 21.5 fatalities
- Construction Workers – 17.7 fatalities
About Graphic Products
Graphic Products is an innovative leader, providing solutions for safety and visual communication since 1970. The company's full line of safety products, services, and DuraLabel line of industrial label and sign printers are designed for the modern workforce. Graphic Products leads the industry with safety training materials, educational resources, and up-to-date news and compliance information on topics like arc flash, chemical labeling, and pipe marking.