A timber faller works alone in the woods at Winter Harbor on Prince of Wales Island. He turns off his chain saw occasionally to listen for others working on nearby hillsides. It is a way the men look out for each other's safety.
Loggers and fishermen rank in the top two spots for most dangerous jobs. Both are common lines of work for people in the Alaskan outdoors. Since the Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking fatal occupational injuries in 1980, there were 4,547 fatal work injuries in 2010, and fatality rates of some occupations remain alarmingly high.
- MELISSA FARLOW
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