Regular jobs that are perilous- how many exist in the Great State of MT
The most dangerous jobs in the United States according to Advisor Smith
#1 Logging- Fatality Injury rate is 70 per 100,000
#2 Aircraft Pilot/ Flight Engineers- Fatality Injury rate is 60 per 100,000
#3 Roofers- Fatality Injury rate is 50 per 100,000
#4 Construction- Fatality Injury rate is 40 per 100,000
#5 Crossing Guards- Fatality Injury rate is 38 per 100,000
#6 Garbage Collectors- Fatality Injury rate is 31 per 100,000
#7 Farming Supervisors- Fatality Injury rate is 29 per 100,000
#8 Deliver Drivers- Fatality Injury rate is 28 per 100,000
#9 Iron workers- Fatality Injury rate is 27 per 100,000
#10 Farmers- Fatality Injury rate is 25 per 100,000
Many of these careers can be lumped together, such as roofers and construction since many contractors offer roofing as part of their service. Farming Supervisors and Farmers can also be lumped together as well as ranching. Incidentally, they list transportation incidents as the primary reason for fatalities in most of the categories with the exception of roofers, construction helpers and ironworkers. Those categories cited slip and fall as the reason for loss of life. Logging was the only stand alone and it is due to contact with falling objects for the #1 most dangerous ranking.
With the ranking also comes higher work comp rates. Roofing hold the highest rate in Montana ranging from $21-54 to $40.93. In Montana, logging wasn’t on the list and the closest category was tree trimming/ pruning which landed 3rd with a range of $6.78 to $12.78. The bottom of the list was clerical at $.19 to $.36. This list was viewed at Workers Compensation Shop and did not cover 100% of the careers that are in Montana.