Washington state is the nation's ninth-safest state in which to work, according to the most recent data on the increase of fatal and non-fatal accidents across America as analyzed at Business.org.

What is it about the states? It's a combination of population, level of business activity and the type of industries in each state. So what are the danger-zone jobs?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the 10 most dangerous jobs in America are:

10. First-line supervisors of landscaping, lawn service, and groundskeeping workers

9. First-line supervisors of construction trades and extraction workers.

8. Structural iron and steel workers.

7. Farmers, ranchers and other agricultural workers.

6. Driver/sales workers and truck drivers

5. Refuse and recyclable materials collectors
4. Roofers.

3. Aircraft pilots and flight engineers.

2. Fishers and related fishing workers.

1. Timber workers,

You can see the full 2020 Most Dangerous States to Work in report here: https://www.business.org/finance/benefits/best-workers-compensation/#Most_Dangerous_States_2020

Washington's buzzing economy has workers in most categories, including the top three most dangerous -- logging, fisheries and aircraft pilots/flight engineers -- but the state's stats show:

  • Washington had 84 fatalities in 2017.
  • From 2016 to 2017 in Washington, there was a 7.70% increase in work fatalities.
  • Washington was given a final score of 86.5 out of 100, making it the ninth-safest state to work in the U.S.

Interesting findings:

  • New Hampshire is the safest state.
  • California had 376 work fatalities in 2017
  • Vermont saw a 120% increase in fatal accidents from 2016 to 2017, making it one of the most dangerous states to work in.
  • North Dakota ranks as the most dangerous state to work in, with 38 deaths in 2017. Meaning 6.6 of every 100,000 workers experience fatal accidents. Bringing in the sheaves can be a dangerous bit of business!

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