Do you ever peruse the internet or obscure cable channels and wonder about other people’s jobs? Yeah… I know… it’s ONLY me, LOL. Anywho, indulge me for a moment and allow me to share with you what I found out about the world’s most dangerous jobs. It’s an interesting read.The 3rd most dangerous job in the U.S. is an Airline Pilot/Flight Engineer. The findings are based upon the number of crashes, casualties/ fatal injuries. Listing 64 fatalities per 100,000 people. The numbers by themselves don’t seem to be staggering, I don’t think their is a drop in the number of people signing up for pilot’s license.
As a Nurse, I was surprised my profession wasn’t listed, but according to statistics Nursing can be a dangerous profession with an average of 12 deaths per year. So, many of us travel for work
The 2nd most dangerous job in the U.S. is a fisherman or fishing related occupation. Listing nearly 81 fatalities per 100,000. Now, I’ve gone fishing once or twice in my lifetime… never in my wildest dreams did I realize fishing was dangerous. But, I was fishing for fun and fisherman fish everyday for a living. Deep sea diving for Abalone and other exotic fish is extremely dangerous, thus the high retail cost of fresh fish.
The number one most dangerous job in the world, is a Logger. Listing almost 111 fatalities per 100,000 people. In occasion I’ve watched real life logging shows and found myself biting my nails watching them work. When you work with heavy equipment and trees thousands of feet tall and in rural areas away from proper emergency medical care it can be extremely dangerous.