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Report: Nearly half of America’s deadliest jobs are in construction

October 13, 2020

The construction industry jobs that made the list of the top 25 most dangerous jobs include:

  • derrick workers, who set up and operate drilling equipment
  • roofers
  • ironworkers
  • crane operators
  • landscaping supervisors
  • highway and general maintenance workers
  • mining machine operators
  • cement masons

The new data come even as overall safety rates for both fatal and nonfatal injuries within construction improved between 1992 and 2015, with fatal outcomes down about 30% over that time period, according to the Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR), a Silver Spring, Maryland-based safety consultancy.

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