What’s the most dangerous job in the U.S.? Farmers face heavy equipment accidents; construction workers are often a fall away from death; police are at daily risk of getting shot. How about firefighters? After all, racing into burning buildings, where the temperature typically reaches 1,100 degrees Fahrenheit, isn’t exactly a day at the beach. On average, 39 firefighters die on-the-job each year, a fatality rate of 4.4 per 100,000 workers, according to the Daily Beast (by contrast, there are 3.3 deaths per 100,000 full-time workers for the average occupation in the U.S.).


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