Published On: Mon, Mar 19th, 2018

America’s Most Dangerous Jobs

America's Most Dangerous Jobs

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If you’re looking for a change of career, there are some jobs that you should definitely not consider unless you’re either very brave or very stupid. Why? Because there are some jobs that are just too dangerous for the average Joe to contemplate.


So, what exactly are the most dangerous career moves you could make in the United States?



There is definitely an appeal to logging – you get to spend your days in the great outdoors, admiring the beauty of nature and keeping your body fit for one – but there is a major downside in that you are most likely to suffer from a work-related injury if you are a logger. Should that happen, you need to know how to deal with what can be some very severe injuries, and you need to know why you should contact a lawyer when asked to give a statement about your accident for your own good. Of course, you could avoid being one of the some 91 people who die and 140 people in 100,000 who are injured by avoiding the occupation completely!



Fishing again is an occupation that appeals to many people what with the open sea and the thrill of the catch, but real commercial fishing is nothing like the kind of fishing you do at the local fishing hole, as any health and safety expert will tell you. Approximately 24 people were fatally injured in the fishing industry in 2016, and many more were injured or otherwise harmed by their chosen career path.


Pilots and Flight Engineers

America's Most Dangerous Jobs

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This will be rather unsettling for those who are passengers in aircraft and those who work these jobs, but the fact remains that airline pilots and flight engineers do a surprisingly dangerous job. Approximately 75 fatalities and 470 injuries were logged in one year when this stuff was last measured, proving that despite the relative safety of planes right now, they are still much less safe than many of us would like to believe.



It’s not hard to see how roofing could be dangerous. I mean, roofs are high up and they can get pretty slippery in the wrong kind of conditions, so it’s not unusual at all for someone to fall over and seriously injure themselves, or even end up dead. In fact, as many as 101 roofer fatalities were recorded in 2016, alongside, 3150 non-fatal accidents. This highlights just how important it is to use safety equipment all of the time when you’re in a high-risk professional like this. It’s probably a good idea to seriously access weather conditions before doing the job too.


Refuse Collectors

Few people would think that the garbage man or waste management workers in this world would be putting their health, and their lives on the line every time they get up to do their jobs, but they are in fifth place when it comes to the most dangerous jobs in America. The stats say that 31 were killed on the job in 2016, with a staggering 6170 suffering from non-fatal injuries., It is thought that slips and trips are the most common cause of accidents in this field, but many vehicle-related incidents are logged each year too.


Would you be willing to do any of these jobs or do you think they’re just too dangerous? Perhaps the people working in these occupations should be given a hefty raise!