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- I was just sitting here thinking about the most dangerous jobs out there. I was thinking about it because my husband works in the most dangerous prison yard in Arizona, he is a correction officer. I don't think he gets paid nearly enough, for how dangerous it is, but it pay the bills.
Anyways it got me a thinkin'...what other dangerous jobs are out there? I looked it up and I found this list.
The 10 most dangerous jobs
Occupation Fatalities per 100,000
Timber cutters 117.8
Pilots and navigators 69.8
Structural metal workers 58.2
Drivers-sales workers 37.9
Electrical power installers 32.5
Farm occupations 28
Construction laborers 27.7
Truck drivers 25
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics; survey of occupations with minimum 30 fatalities and 45,000 workers in 2002
What do you guys think?
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Use Your Imagination
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- I think the Deadliest Catch, is truly the most dangerous job out there too. That sea is brutal. Many fisherman lose their lives out there.
I think the military is separate Chilly. I do think that is a very dangerous job as well...All of those brave men and women risk their lives for ours everyday..That should definately be on top of the list.
My husbands job is very scary Imagin., not too long ago a correction officer was transporting an inmate, and was stabbed in the temple 14 times. Every night when my husband leaves, I pray he will come home safe. If he is not on time coming home, I always have horrible thoughts...He loves his job though.
- Ok I found a more recent one somewhere else.. Its dated May 2010
Number 10 on the list: Police Sheriffs and Patrol Officers
- Risks lye mainly with criminal and dangerous confrontations
Number 9 on the list: Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors
- Risks are from height or falls, extreme weather, fumes, and hazardous material
Number 8 on the list: Drivers (Truck and Sales)
- Risks involve vehicle accidents from the amount of time spend on the road
Number 7 on the list: Electrical Power Line Installers and Repairers
- Risks are from the height or risk of falling, and possible electrocution
Number 6 on the list: Roofers
- Risks are from the height or risk of a slip and fall, and heat related situations
Number 5 on the list: Farmers or Ranchers
- Risks are from operating heavy machinery and the amount of lone workers
Number 4 on the list: Iron and Steel Workers
- Risk is from the height or risk of falling
Number 3 on the list: Pilots and Flight Engineers
- Risks rarely concern full on crashes but instead involve flight testers and hazardous crop duster materials
Number 2 on the list: Loggers
- Risks are from weather related issues like high winds and from falling branches and heavy equipment
Number 1 on the list: Fishers (and likewise)
- Risks are from dangerous weather conditions, remote locations, slips and falls on deck, and overboard accidents
- Here in OR/WA we have a lot of loggers, and I know plenty of young newbies going out there thinking it's easy fun money, and getting hurt first day on the job. So I completely agree with that.
I like Dirty Jobs too, the worm one makes me laugh when I think of it lol
Oh and that guys job in the brick factory, where the entire job is standing in front of the machines watching the dials. WOW how boring.... but it's probably perfect for them, it would drive me crazy.
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