Hawaii's Most Dangerous Jobs
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2.) Construction & Extraction
Number of deaths (2003-2009): 24
Average salary (2011): $60,550
Construction laborers nationwide faced one of the highest rates of injuries and illnesses on the job, according to U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration. Falling from ladders and scaffolding, electrocution and getting struck by an object on a construction site ranked as the leading causes of death for these workers, reports OSHA.