The Most Dangerous Jobs In America

Dangerous Jobs
Dangerous Jobs

As a country, we might not be getting any richer, but we are getting safer -- and apparently a lot less hostile.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' annual report on workplace fatalities, 4,547 people died on the job last year. This preliminary number is slightly lower than the 4,551 fatal injuries recorded in 2009, and the lowest on record since the BLS began tracking this information in 1992.