Fatalities: 116 per 100,000 workers
Reported Injuries: 7 per 100,000 workers
Recent tragedy: In 2003, 24-year-old Jessie Rucker left for his third day of work as a logger in Glendale, Oregon. He was an Army veteran and an avid outdoorsman, but was just learning how to drive wedges into trees to make them fall in a particular direction. When a 105-foot pine tree began to fall, the base of the tree separated from the top and crushed Rucker. His father, Robert, told People magazine in 2006, "He knew it was dangerous… He
said, 'If I do what the guy tells me to do, I'll be OK.'"