For better or worse, we all know that some jobs are simply riskier than others. An insurance professional in Ireland, Eamonn Freeman, recently crunched some numbers to determine which American professions are the deadliest. He found that overall lumberjacks have the riskiest profession in the United States.

“You might be surprised to learn that being a lumberjack in the U.S. has a higher risk for fatality over being a member of the bomb squad,” Freeman wrote when he released an infographic of his findings, which you can view on

The second deadliest job in America, according to Freeman, is commercial fishing. (That should come as no surprise to anyone who has seen Deadliest Catch!) Here are all top 10 dangerous jobs in the United States:

  1. Logging workers/ lumberjacks
  2. Fishermen and fishing workers
  3. Aircraft pilots and flight engineers
  4. Roofers
  5. Structural iron and steel workers
  6. Refuse and recyclable material collectors
  7. Electrical power line installers and repairers
  8. Transport drivers and truck drivers
  9. Farmers, ranchers and other agricultural managers
  10. Construction laborers

The age range with the most on-the-job fatalities was 45 to 54-years-old, with 25 percent of workers killed falling within that demographic. Meanwhile, computer, mathematical and legal workers had the fewest at-work deaths of any profession.

No matter what profession you work in, there is always a risk that you could unexpectedly become injured or die on-the-job. If you have a partner, spouse, children, aging parents or other family members who rely on you, it’s critical that you have a plan in place to support them if the worst were to happen. To find a life insurance agency that is right for you and offers a policy to best fit your needs and budget, get a quote from Local Life Agents today.