America’s most deadliest job is an occupation that probably was not the first one anyone would have guessed.
The National Census of Fatal Occupations, recorded a 2% increase from 2018’s 5,250 reported deaths, which brings us to our most recent total in 2019 of 5,333.
The breakdown of this number is the fact that one of every employees were mostly injured working as a sales worker, driver or truck driver, with a 2% increase in transportation for 2019 of 2,122. This is the most cases since 2011.
But, according to a New Statesman Article, the most dangerous job in America is to be the President of the United States of America.
This article referred to an earlier piece done by Forbes which collected data from the 2012 Census.
According to the information found, the riskiest jobs an American could apply for were:
- Fisherman (117 deaths)
- Logger (127.8 deaths)
- Pilot (53.4 deaths for every 100,000 workers per year)
While these numbers are extremely unsettling, there is one job in America that is not reported in the census.
As reported by John Elledge of the New Statesman’s, in 2016, of the 43 men who have held office Grover Cleveland has been both the 22nd and the 24th President of the United States, serving two nonconsecutive terms. Eight presidents died while still serving in office.
Back in 2016, when President Barack Obama was in the White House, there was an 18.6% chance of him not making it out alive. The sickening fact about his chances, is that President Obama was actively receiving death threats while holding his position as president.
With factoring in President Trump and President Biden, the chances of them passing away while holding office are still quite likely at 17.78%.
Of the eight presidents that died while serving in office, four of them were assassinated. James Garfield was shot four months into his presidency by Charles Guiteau, and Abraham Lincoln was shot in 1865 by John Wilkes Booth in the theater.
Zachary Taylor died in 1850 from a digestive ailment and similarly, William Henry Harrison passed in 1841, just 41 days after his inauguration.
Franklin D. Roosevelt and Warren G. Harding both suffered from cerebral haemorrhages and passed in 1923 and 1945.
William McKinley was shot in 1901 by anarchist Leon Czolgosz, and President John F. Kennedy was shot as his motorcade drove through downtown Dallas in 1983.