These Are the 10 Most Dangerous Jobs in America

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To some extent, every job is dangerous. You could develop back problems from years of poor desk posture, or a case of carpal tunnel if you spend your days frenziedly typing away. But there are some jobs where the risks are markedly greater than that of your average desk jockey--risks that could cost you your very life (or at least a couple of fingers).

We scoped out the Bureau of Labor Statistics' latest report on occupational injuries to find the ten most dangerous jobs in America--the ones that give new meaning to the phrase "this job is killing me." Click through below...if you dare.

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These Are the 10 Most Dangerous Jobs in America

*Fatal work injury rate: 17.7

Total fatal work injuries in 2013: 215

*per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers

> Find a job in construction

Fatal work injury rate: 21.5

Total fatal work injuries in 2013: 27

> Find a job as a power-line installer/repairer

Fatal work injury rate: 21.8

Total fatal work injuries in 2013: 220

> Find an agricultural job

Fatal work injury rate: 22.0

Total fatal work injuries in 2013: 748

> Find a trucking job

Fatal work injury rate: 26.9

Total fatal work injuries in 2013: 16

> Find a mining job

Fatal work injury rate: 33.0

Total fatal work injuries in 2013: 33

> Find a job as a refuse collector

Fatal work injury rate: 38.7

Total fatal work injuries in 2013: 69

> Find a job as a roofer

Fatal work injury rate: 50.6

Total fatal work injuries in 2013: 63

> Find an airline job

Fatal work injury rate: 75.0

Total fatal work injuries in 2013: 27

> Find a fishing job

*Current fatal work injury rate: 91.3

Total fatal work injuries in 2013: 59

> Find a logging job
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