The world’s most dangerous job

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There are many dangerous jobs in the world, but some are more dangerous than others. Here are 10 of the world’s most dangerous jobs, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

1. Logging Workers

Logging workers felled trees, cut them into logs, and transported them to sawmills or lumberyards. The job was dangerous because of the heavy equipment and the falling trees. In 2013, logging workers had a fatality rate of 24.4 per 100,000 full-time workers.

2. Fishers and Related Fishing Workers

Fishing is one of the world’s oldest occupations, but it is also one of the most dangerous. Fishers and related fishing workers had a fatality rate of 22 per 100,000 full-time workers in 2013. The job is dangerous because of the harsh weather conditions and the use of heavy machinery.

3. Aircraft Pilots and Flight Engineers

Aircraft pilots and flight engineers fly and maintain airplanes and helicopters. The job is dangerous because of the high altitudes and the risk of crashes. In 2013, aircraft pilots and flight engineers had a fatality rate of 9.4 per 100,000 full-time workers.

4. Roofers

Roofers install roofs on buildings. The job is dangerous because of the height and the risk of falling. In 2013, roofers had a fatality rate of 8.4 per 100,000 full-time workers.

5. Structural Iron and Steel Workers

Structural iron and steel workers erect and reinforce steel structures such as buildings, bridges, and dams. The job is dangerous because of the heavy materials and the height. In 2013, structural iron and steel workers had a fatality rate of 7 per 100,000 full-time workers.

6. Driver/sales workers and truck drivers

Driver/sales workers and truck drivers transport goods and materials. The job is dangerous because of the long hours and the risk of accidents. In 2013, driver/sales workers and truck drivers had a fatality rate of 5.3 per 100,000 full-time workers.

7. Farming, fishing, and forestry workers

Farming, fishing, and forestry workers grow crops, catch fish, and harvest timber. The job is dangerous because of the heavy machinery and the exposure to the elements. In 2013, farming, fishing, and forestry workers had a fatality rate of 5.2 per 100,000 full-time workers.

8. Electrical power-line installers and repairers

Electrical power-line installers and repairers install and repair electrical power lines. The job is dangerous because of the height and the risk of electrocution. In 2013, electrical power-line installers and repairers had a fatality rate of 4.5 per 100,000 full-time workers.

9. Refuse and recyclable material collectors

Refuse and recyclable material collectors collect and recycle refuse and recyclable materials. The job is dangerous because of the exposure to the elements and the risk of being hit by a vehicle. In 2013, refuse and recyclable material collectors had a fatality rate of 4.3 per 100,000 full-time workers.

10. Police and sheriff’s patrol officers

Police and sheriff’s patrol officers enforce the law and maintain order. The job is dangerous because of the risk of violence. In 2013, police and sheriff’s patrol officers had a fatality rate of 3 per 100,000 full-time workers.

1 Comment

  1. These are some of the most dangerous jobs in the world. If you have one of these jobs, make sure you are taking proper safety precautions.

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