Report: Truckers have had Maine’s most dangerous job

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Truckers have had the most dangerous job in Maine in the past decade, with 54 on-the-job deaths between 1995-2004, according to state Department of Labor officials.

Following trucking were forestry workers, excluding loggers, with 17 deaths; managers and administrators with 15 deaths; timber cutting and logging with 12 deaths; and laborers, who also had 12 deaths.

Between 1994-2004, truckers reported nearly 3,600 injuries, followed by laborers other than construction (3,337 injuries), nurse’s aides (2,841 injuries) and janitors and cleaners (1,964 injuries).