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Top 10 most dangerous jobs in Illinois by industry

By Melanie Zanona

For RedEye

12:14 PM CDT, October 12, 2012

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Industry: Transportation
Number of workplace deaths: 34
Leading cause of death in industry: Transportation accidents

Industry: Construction
Number of workplace deaths: 26
Leading cause of death in industry: Falls

Industry: Manufacturing
Number of workplace deaths: 22
Leading cause of death in industry: Transportation accidents

Industry: Agriculture, forestry and fishing
Number of workplace deaths: 20
Leading cause of death in industry: Transportation accidents

Industry: Public administration
Number of workplace deaths: 16
Leading cause of death in industry: Violent acts and assaults, transportation accidents

Industry: Retail trade       
Number of workplace deaths: 14
Leading cause of death in industry: Violent acts and assaults

Industry: Administrative and support and waste management services       
Number of workplace deaths: 11
Leading cause of death in industry: Transportation accidents, exposure to harmful substances

Industry: Wholesale trade       
Number of workplace deaths: 10
Leading cause of death in industry: Contact with objects and equipments

Industry: Other services, except public administration       
Number of workplace deaths: 9
Leading cause of death in industry: Violent acts and assaults

Industry: Health care and social assistance       
Number of workplace deaths: 9
Leading cause of death in industry: Exposure to harmful substances

Source: Department of Pulic Health

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