There was a consistent decline in unemployment rate last year, opening at 7.9% in January down to an all-time year low of 7% in November (December data is not yet out), according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. But the figure is still higher than when we started 2008 at 5% a few months before the subprime crisis hit. Clearly, many more Americans would like to land a job, but would they love these jobs to, literally, die for? Check out America’s most dangerous jobs based on the 2012 National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries.
#5 Structural iron and steel workers: 
The Job: Cast, set, handle metal constructions
The Pay: $50,700
The Hazards: Height, heavy materials, welding
Hot liquid poured by a container by a Moore Dry Kiln Company employee in 1965. Photograph courtesy of Charles Barron and the State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/58591