For those involved in the transportation industry, just going to work is getting more and more dangerous. Despite increasingly strict road safety laws and regulations, fatal highway incidents remain the most frequent type of fatal occupational injury, accounting for 1,428 worker deaths in 2005 according to the U.S. Department of Labor and reported at Highway crashes account for one fourth of all work-related deaths, with most of these attributed to “road departures.” The high incidence of road departures is an indicator of poor road conditions and of drivers operating vehicles while tired or influenced by other circumstances that impair decision-making or reaction abilities. While the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics report shows a decline in workplace fatalities, the incidence of highway deaths is still increasing – a steady trend over the past dozen years. Since 1994, overall workplace deaths have declined 14 percent, while highway deaths have risen 6 percent. The Deadliest Jobs in America: Fishers and related workers Total Fatalities: 48 Rate per 100,000 workers: 118.4 Logging Workers Total Fatalities: 80 Rate per 100,000 workers: 92.9 Aircraft Pilots and Flight Engineers Total Fatalities: 81 Rate per 100,000 workers: 66.9 Structural Iron and Steel Workers Total Fatalities: 35 Rate per 100,000 workers: 55.6 Refuse and Recyclable Collectors Total Fatalities: 32 Rate per 100,000 workers: 43.8 Farmers and Ranchers Total Fatalities: 341 Rate per 100,000 workers: 41.1 Electrical Power Line Repairers & Installers Total Fatalities: 36 Rate per 100,000 workers: 32.7 Drivers/Sales and Truck Drivers Total Fatalities: 993 Rate per 100,000 workers: 29.1 Agricultural Workers Total Fatalities: 176 Rate per 100,000 workers: 23.2 Construction Workers Total Fatalities: 339 Rate per 100,000 workers: 22.7