Logging had the highest death rate, at 109.5 deaths for every 100,000 workers, but the highest number of fatalities occurred in driver/sales workers and truck drivers (835 deaths) and farmers, ranchers and other agricultural managers (263 deaths). By industry, construction had the most deaths (874). Transportation and warehouse accounted for 735 deaths. Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, which had a combined death rate of 24.9 per every 100,000 workers, accounted for 568 deaths in 2014, a 14 percent increase over the 2013 total of 500. (Pew graphic)
reports for EnergyWire. "Though BLS does not calculate a mortality rate for oil and gas specifically, the broader mining sector—which reported 181 deaths last year, including the 142 that occurred in the oil field—had a rate of 14.1 fatalities per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers. That's higher than any other group of industries, save for the agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting sector."