10 Most Dangerous Jobs in the World
1. Underwater Welder
Underwater welder face a series of dangers on the job, every day including the risk of shock, explosion, decompression sickness, and even wear on their dental filling about 30 workers die out of 200 welders on the job, annually.
A hundred and twenty-eight Alaskan crab fisherman died in 2007 alone which is 26 times more dangerous than an average job. Eighty percent of fatalities are due to hypothermia or being thrown overboard and drowning. Crab fisherman also suffered from serious injuries due to heavy machinery and gear.
The logging industry has some of the highest work related fatalities in the country with loggers being 30 times more likely to die on the job than most other career fields. The majority of logging related death comes from equipment errors or trees falling on workers.
4. Micro Chip Manufacturers
computer chips are created with numerous hazardous chemicals including arsenic and while manufacturing trips may not be immediately fatal, there are long-term effects to help such as high rates of miscarriages, birth defects, cancer, and respiratory illnesses.
5. Bush Pilot
Bush pilots have more risks in their career or less pay than average commercial pilots with a rate of 13.59 accidents per 100,000 flight hours. The general aviation accident rate for pilots in Alaska is two times higher than pilots in the rest of the US.
6. Bull Riders
Bullriding has surged in popularity since the 1990s with promises of big money for an 8 second ride. But bullriders can suffer at least one significant injury per every 15 events they are taken. Including concussions, broken bones, and fractures which may not be worth the potential cash payout.
Although safety harnesses have been implemented steel workers still risk a fall from great heights. The job also includes risk of serious injury from steel beams or walls collapsing on workers. In 2005, steel workers still had a fatality rate of 56 deaths per 100,000 workers.
8. Oil riggers
Most offshore oil riggers work 16-hour shifts, often with very little sleep. Fires an oil rig explosion top the list for job related dangerous with the rate of 27.1 deaths per 100,000 offshore workers, annually.
Always run the risk of being arrested for selling sexual favors to Johns but even more dangerous are the threats of STDS, rape, and even physical assault or death. The death rate for prostitutes is 204 deaths for every 100,000 prostitutes per year.
10. Snake milkers
Snake milking is a dangerous yet completely necessary job that says numerous lives per year. While there are safety procedures in place, each milking procedure has a high risk factor. In fact, snake milking has a low rate of people who have not been bitten while on the job.
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