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The most-dangerous job in America? It ain't what you'd expect

Here’s a headline that might surprise: Working in state-run nursing and residential care facilities was riskier than being a police officer or a firefighter in 2016.

Since 2012 nurses and health aides in state-run residential care and nursing settings have accounted for the highest rates of injury and illnesses tracked by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The industry reported 164,300 employee injuries and illnesses in 2016 and racked up an incident rate that was roughly 30 percent higher than…

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