America’s 10 Deadliest Jobs: Male Dominated

Forbes | August 22, 2013

In 2012, ninety-two percent, or 4,045 of all on-the-job fatalities were among men, and the remaining 8%, or 338, were women.

Deadliest Job - Logger

The 10 Deadliest Jobs:

1. Logging workers
2. Fishers and related fishing workers
3. Aircraft pilot 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. Drivers/sales workers and truck drivers
9. Farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers
10. Construction laborers

Over the last 20 years, of the tens of thousands of reports, editorials, and commentaries on the gender wage gap, maybe five mentioned the gender work-death gap. That’s how society is creating “gender equality”: by ignoring males.

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4 Responses to America’s 10 Deadliest Jobs: Male Dominated

  1. John Allman says:

    Gulp! Why is being an aircraft pilot or flight engineer any more dangerous than being a passenger in an aircraft?

  2. Meio says:

    This isn’t exactly sexist. It’s circumstantial. If anything it’s more sexist towards women who are not as welcome in those types of workplaces. Remember that women had to undergo legal procedures and file lawsuits just to be allowed in mines. The fact that more men suffer workplace facilities is because more men CHOOSE that type of work. Because of the ideals of our society, which we all helped shape. Maybe if more women were encouraged to take on these types of jobs and welcomed in them there wouldn’t be such a gap as this.

    And fighting ‘sexism’ shouldn’t be about ‘leveling the playing field’ by making things worse for some, but making things better for all. Equity. Don’t focus on ‘equaling’ the amount of work related deaths among the sexes but LOWERING the amount of work related deaths overall.

    • Re: “The fact that more men suffer workplace facilities is because more men CHOOSE that type of work.”

      The fact that women suffer lower pay is because more women CHOOSE that type of work. Agree?

      No one said equalize the fatalities.

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