Top 5 Most Dangerous Jobs in the World
Do you have a dangerous job? When most people think of dangerous jobs, more times than not, they tend to think of Police officers, Firefighters, or even Military personnel. While those jobs do come with there own level of danger (like getting shot) their fatality/injury rates pale in comparison to the Top 5 Most Dangerous Jobs in the World!
5. Cell Tower Light Bulb Changer
Can you imagine only having to work 2 days a week? Well that's more than enough when you have to climb 500 foot tall cell phone tower with just your hands and a safety hook just to change a single light bulb. This job is so dangerous that it pays on average about $20,000 per light bulb change! I'm so afraid of heights that I would probably pass out from looking down!
Since their job puts them off the ground for hours each day, it’s not too much of a surprise that roofing work is rated as the fourth most dangerous job. The fatality rate for this profession is 48.6, with more than 100 fatalities each year. As suspected, most of these are caused from falling. I remember my friends and I jumping off of the roof of my old building for fun when I was a kid, but at least we had some old mattresses to break our fall.
3. AIRCRAFT PILOTS AND FLIGHT ENGINEERS
While driving is often thought of as more dangerous than flying, when it comes to fatality rates on the job, the pilots rank higher. On average, the occupation has a 55.5 fatal injury rate, which breaks down to 75 fatalities in a year, and almost all of them were caused by plane crashes.
2. FISHERS AND RELATED FISHING WORKERS
Commercial fishing is far from the relaxing days at the lake that you might picture. As the second most dangerous job of 2019, commercial fisherman have a work fatality rate of 86 deaths per 100,000 workers. The cause of the deaths can usually be attributed to weather conditions, transportation accidents, or failing machinery.
1. LOGGING WORKERS
The occupation with the highest fatality rate is logging workers, with 135.9 fatal work injuries per 100,000 workers, which equates to 91 total fatalities over the course of a year. This makes logging the most hazardous job of 2019. Not only is the job physically challenging, it involves heavy-duty chainsaws and falling trees, putting the workers at a huge risk each day.
What's the most dangerous job you've ever had? Leave your answers in the comment section and I'll read the results during the show!