October 15, 2021

Easy does it: Top 5 most dangerous jobs ever

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Have you ever had a bad accident at work? Maybe a hard slip and fall or a bad bump on the head.

For some employees, they have much more to worry about, though. Many people go to work each day knowing that there is a possibility they might not come home.

Aside from the obvious most dangerous jobs, such as policeman or firefighters, the other jobs might surprise you. Read on for a list of the most dangerous jobs that you never thought could be harmful.

1. Electricians

It’s no surprise that the job of an electrician is a dangerous one.

How many times have you gotten out of a hot car and shock to yourself on the handle? It’s pretty unpleasant. Now imagine you’re working on a powerline, and one mistake from your coworker sends thousands of jolts of electricity down your spine.

To put this into perspective, a typical household appliance has about 110 V, and with a direct current can easily kill an adult person.

2. Truck Driver

Most of us get a little bit nervous when we are cruising down the interstate and a big semi truck rides next to or behind us. The nerves come for good reason.

Semi truck drivers are often pushed to their limits, driving through days and nights, relying on several cups of coffee.

A truck driving profession has around 918 fatalities per year. Remember, there is no such thing as a fender bender when you’re barreling down the road and in 18 wheeler.

3. Loggers

Logging workers maintain a high fatality rate of 135.9 fatal work injuries per 100,000 workers.

This job is extremely physically demanding and requires workers to regularly use heavy duty equipment, such as chainsaws. With heavy limbs dropping from the skies and trees falling left and right, logging rates it’s self as one of the most hazardous jobs.

4. Fishermen

You might like to spend your Saturdays out on the lake with a bucket of shrimp and a trusty fishing pole, but this is not the type of fisherman we are talking about.

Commercial fisherman that use heavy equipment and fish deep-sea have a work fatality rate of about 86 deaths per 100,000 workers.

Most of these deaths can be attributed to poor work education, failed machinery, and poor weather conditions.

5. Oil Rigger

Oil rigging should not be on this list, as most of the accidents that happen while on the job are a result of negligence. Unfortunately, though, it’s made the top 5.

Some of the most common oil rigging accidents happen from fires, explosions, falls from extreme heights, and machinery failure. Most, if not all, of which are completely preventable with the proper PPE (personal protective equipment).

If oil rigging is, or was, on your resume and you’ve been injured as a result of negligence, read more here. Remember that there is always something more that can be done.

Dangerous Jobs Still Have to be Done

Every day we live our lives and take for granted the electricity that we use and the oil we burn in our cars, but we often forget that someone risked their life so that we could have those things.

Is your job on the top most dangerous jobs list? You might want to consider changing your career path.

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