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The 10 Most-Dangerous Jobs (And What Makes Them So Dangerous) [Photo Gallery]

Some workers don't make it home.

The Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics found that in 2012, 4,383 fatal work injuries were recorded in the United States. The 2012 total represents the second-lowest preliminary total since CFOI was first conducted in 1992; however, it still means that just over three employees out of every 100,000 is killed in a work-related incident in the United States.

Most people don’t go to work thinking, “I could get killed today,” but the reality is that some professions/jobs have a higher risk of death than others.

These 10 jobs have a significantly higher fatality rate than the national average.

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