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Bekins Building Construction

Workers cut a window from the wall at the former Bekins building in downtown Sioux City last month. The one-time warehouse at West Fourth Street and Wesley Parkway is being transformed into an apartment complex with 70 loft-style residences.

Many of us are celebrating Labor Day today by relaxing with a day off from our jobs. Some workers deserve a day off more than others. In 2015, 4,836 workers died in work-related injuries, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

These were the most dangerous professions:

1. Construction, 937 fatalities.

2. Transportation and warehousing, 765 fatalities.

3. Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, 570 fatalities.

4. Professional and business services, 477 fatalities.

5. Government, 457 fatalities.

6. Manufacturing, 353 fatalities.


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