13. Construction Workers
Average Salary: $47,580
Average work-related fatalities: 208
Just look at that iconic picture below of the Empire State Building during construction. Doesn’t it just give you panic attacks just looking at the workers suspended high above the ground without harnesses?
Construction workers, despite all the advances is safety and building practices, still have one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. At a base level, the work is literally back breaking. Injuries include: back problems, limb dismemberment, falling injuries, or crushing injuries.