Pizza delivery driver fifth of 10-most dangerous jobs

 
Oct. 22, 2003

WASHINGTON, D.C.-- A new study published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) shows the job of pizza delivery driver is a dangerous one.

According to a CNN.com report, the study selected occupations that had the highest fatalities per 100,000 employees in that line of work.

Ranking fifth on the top-10 list was "driver-sales workers," which, according to the BLS, includes "pizza deliverers, vending machine fillers, and the like."

Fatalities in traffic accidents contributed heavily to national average of 38 per 100,000, but nearly 25 percent of drivers died in robberies and assaults.

The entire top-10 list:

1. Timber cutters
2. Fishers
3. Pilots and navigators
4. Structural metal workers
5. Drivers-sales workers
6. Roofers
7. Electrical power installers
8. Farm occupations
9. Construction laborers
10. Truck drivers.


Topics: Crime


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