It’s called a widow maker. Loggers use the term to describe a loose limb or tree top that plummets to the ground shedding deadly branches and splinters. It’s a hazard loggers face every day as they climb the world’s canopy armed with boots and a chainsaw. It’s a hazard that often makes widows of the spouses left behind.
Logging is ranked as America's most deadly job, with 91.3 fatalities per 100,000 workers. Graphic Products has compiled this, and the nine other most deadly professions in “America’s Most Dangerous Jobs,” an eye-opening infographic detailing average fatalities per 100,000 workers and median salaries per profession.