Industries with the highest rates of workplace injuries

There’s a common workplace joke in films, cartoons, and memes using “__ Days Without Injury” signs as a gag. The sign will have racked up hundreds of days without anyone being harmed. Then a character gets hurt and it goes back down to zero. Yet workplace injuries in real life are no laughing matter. Such accidents can be devastating to employees, costly for employers, and have an impact on the overall economy.
Stacker compiled data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on non-fatal injuries in 2017. That year, there were 1.1 million such work-related injuries or illnesses. Each case took at least a day for the worker to recuperate, though it required an average of nine days for most. Not only does that represent a big loss in productivity, but it shows just how dangerous some jobs can be. Many of these industries involve activities you’d expect to be risky, such as fighting fires, hacking down trees, or traversing construction sites. But you might be surprised that not all of the industries on this list involve manual labor or traditionally risky jobs. Here, find out which dangerous jobs top the list.