What are your chances of dying on the job?

Pretty slim if you’re a teacher working in a classroom … even during covid.

The urban teachers’ unions have tried to position in-classroom teaching as more deadly than lobster fishing … and, I expect them to escalate as student mask mandates gets shelved.

So, let’s put things in perspective.


According to a BLS report channeled by Statista…

The overall worker fatality rate across all industries is an infinitesimal 3.4 deaths for every 100,000 full-time equivalent workers (0.0034%)

But, among fishermen & hunters, the rate is 132 deaths for every 100,000 full-time equivalent workers (about 40 times the average rate).

I understand commercial fishermen since I’ve watched “Deadliest Catch” … but, I didn’t even know that hunting constituted a profession.

The highest number of deaths are racked up by truck drivers and delivery drivers … mostly a function of their population size.

Infographic: The Most Dangerous Jobs in the U.S. | Statista

It doesn’t surprise me that roofers are high on the list.  We’ve had a couple of roofs replaced and I get scared just watching those guys work.

My bet: If “working from home” constituted a job classification, it would probably make the “most dangerous” list.

Why is that?

According to the CDC,  over 17, 000 people die in the U.S. annually because of falls and 60% of falls happen at home.


Come to think of it, more teachers have probably died from falls while Zooming from home   than have died from Covid contracted in the classroom.

Double hmm…

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