Crab fishing boat for king crab, Bering Sea. Fishing is one of the more dangerous occupations. … [+] (Photo by Jean-Erick PASQUIER/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
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The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics just released its 2018 data for fatal occupational injuries. As with many government reports, much of the data reflects common sense with a few interesting outliers.
In 2018, 5,250 people sustained fatal injuries at work. To put that into perspective, an estimated 609,640 Americans died of cancer in 2018, 116 times as many as who died as a result of a workplace accident. Of those 5,250, 40% were killed as the result of a transportation accident, most of which involved roadway collisions. The second-largest category of fatal injury in