Top Ten Dangerous Jobs


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When it comes to personal injury in the workplace and compensation claims, there are some jobs that are considered more dangerous than others. Jobs like teaching and accounting are considered fairly safe, while factory and construction work jobs are filled with accidents just waiting to happen. Here is a list of what are thought to be the most dangerous jobs today, on order of most dangerous.

1. Fisherman

A fisherman's job is a dangerous one. For every 100,000 workers, there are approximately 116 deaths. The work hours are long and the environment is considerably dangerous. From weathering tropical storms to accidents on board, fishermen need to be on their toes all the time.

2. Loggers

Personal injury can also occur in logging jobs. In this industry, there are 91 fatalities per 100, 000 loggers every year. The number or personal injuries are reportedly much higher than that. Working in a fairly unpredictable environment and operating heavy-duty equipment certainly contributes to the danger.

3. Pilots

Not many people consider pilots as having dangerous jobs. However, think about all the pilots in the equation: from operators of the smaller, personal aircraft to jumbo jets, there are approximately 71 fatalities per 100, 000 pilots.

4. Farmers

Both rangers and farmers have dangerous careers with operating heavy-duty vehicles and various types of machinery as well as cattle. There are reportedly 41 deaths per 100, 000 workers, and 300 total fatalities in any given year.

5. Miners

Worrying about collapse while working underground is not the only worry for miners. The right ventilation can also be a major problem leading to personal injury.

6. Roofers

Roofing's not likely to be a good career choice if you don't have good balance. There have been an average of 32 fatalities reported for every 100, 000 people in the roofing industry.

7. Refuse Collectors

In 2010, no less than 26 refuse workers died from personal injury in the workplace. Refuse collectors work around heavy-duty vehicles and crushing equipment during their time at work.

8. Drivers

Any job that requires a person to operate a vehicle, of any variety, is dangerous. And when it comes to small companies, death on the road is a massive concern.

9. Factory Workers

Factory workers make it onto the top 10 list of dangerous professions as they work around large machinery every day. While only 20 deaths per 100,000 workers has been reported, life-altering injuries have not been accurately calculated.

10. Police

A lot of people think that police officers, and even firemen, have the most dangerous jobs. Their jobs certainly are risky, but this job choice comes in at number 10 on the list instead of leading it. Approximately 18 deaths per 100,000 police and fireman are reported annually.

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