We're all just trying to get home safe each day.

I spend way too much time browsing r/OSHA and seeing all of the accidents waiting to happen. It's easy for me to feel safe at my desk and not worry about the potential dangers others may face in their workplace. That being said, I was once in a near-fatal car accident in the company vehicle years ago. Aside from that, my professional existence has been fairly cushy.

Count your blessings because these are the deadliest jobs in Washington.

When we think of people who put their lives on the line, we typically think of the military and emergency first-responders such as police officers and firefighters. But other careers and professions pose danger to those who work in them.

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You can glean all sorts of information from the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries. Most years, they publish data compiled from claims they receive. In those reports you can see how many people died on the job each year, and in what fields. Many of these statistics made sense while others made me appreciate the efforts of workers in certain fields. I'm sure you'll learn something new like I did reading through the reports.

The Deadliest Jobs in Washington State

Do you think your job is tough? Wait until you take a look at our list of the deadliest jobs in Washington. A lot of these are pretty straightforward, but the data from the Washington Department of Labor & Industries can be a little vague. This is from their most recent claims report, released in 2019.

Check Out the Best-Selling Album From the Year You Graduated High School

Do you remember the top album from the year you graduated high school? Stacker analyzed Billboard data to determine just that, looking at the best-selling album from every year going all the way back to 1956. Sales data is included only from 1992 onward when Nielsen's SoundScan began gathering computerized figures.

Going in chronological order from 1956 to 2020, we present the best-selling album from the year you graduated high school.

LOOK: Here is the richest town in each state

Just saying the names of these towns immediately conjures up images of grand mansions, luxury cars, and ritzy restaurants. Read on to see which town in your home state took the title of the richest location and which place had the highest median income in the country. Who knows—your hometown might even be on this list.


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