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Forbes: America's Deadliest Jobs

No. 5: Mining Machine Operators

The Job: Control machines that extract coal, ore, stone, and sand from mines or quarries.
The Dangers: Hazardous equipment and conditions, exposure to contaminants.
Fatality Rate*: 38.7
Total Fatalities in 2010**: 23

*Per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers. **Based on 2010 preliminary data.

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