9 of the most Dangerous Jobs in the World
9 of the most Dangerous Jobs in the World.
Although sitting at a computer all day could probably be considered one of the most dangerous jobs given the long list of health issues that result from sitting all day, it doesn't feature in the top 9 most dangerous jobs in the world.
Under Water Welders:
Under water welders face a series of dangers on the job every day. They run the risk of shock, explosion, decompression, sickness and even experiencing wear on their dental fillings! About 30 welders die out of 200 annually.
128 Alaskan fisher men died on the job in 2007 alone. This statistic makes crab fishing 26 times more dangerous than the average job. 80% of fatalities are due to hypothermia or being thrown overboard and drowning. They can also suffer from serious injuries due to the heavy lifting and use of machinery.
The logging industry has some of the highest work related fatalities reported. Logging workers are 30 times more likely to die on the job than most other career fields. The majority of deaths come from equipment errors or trees falling on workers.
Commuter chips are created with numerous hazardous chemicals, including arsenic. While manufacturing chips may not be immediately hazardous to your heath, there are long-term effects, including birth defects and cancer.
Bush pilots have more risks in their career for less pay than commercial pilots. With a rate of 13.59 accidents per 100,000 hours flight hours.
Bull riding has surged in popularity since the 1990s, with promises of big pay outs for an 8 second ride. Bull riders can suffer at least one significant injury for every 15 events that they partake in. This can include concussions, broken bones and fractures which may not be worth the potential cash payout.
Despite the use of safety harnesses, steel workers still run the risk of falling from a great height. The job also includes the risk of serious injury from steel beams or walls collapsing on workers. In 2005 the rate of deaths was 35 per 100,000 workers.
Most offshore oil riggers work 16 hour shifts with little or no sleep. Fires and oil related explosions top the list for job related dangers with a rate of 27 deaths per 100,000 workers annually.
Snake milking is a very dangerous yet completely necessary job that saves millions of lives a year. While there are safety procedures in place, each milk procedure is very high risk. Snake milking has a low rate of workers who have not been bitten on the job.
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