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Is Your Job the Most Dangerous?

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posted on Oct, 22 2008 @ 02:01 AM
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Every year, hapless events like natural disasters, traffic accidents, violent crime and equipment malfunctions injure and kill employees around the world. Every day, we read news stories about the sacrifices workers make in order to keep our neighborhoods safer, our highways more secure and our environment cleaner. Sometimes, these sacrifices are made at the ultimate cost: people's lives.

jobs.aol.com...
This reminds me of a paper im working on about the fact that more people are killed at work than in war...

Are YOU on this list?




posted on Oct, 22 2008 @ 02:04 AM
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#5 on the most fatalities list. My job is really relatively safe due to the culture of the company that I work for though.



posted on Oct, 22 2008 @ 02:07 AM
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How the hell did mining not even get a spot in the top ten?



posted on Oct, 22 2008 @ 02:13 AM
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It is probably in a category all by itself. This is for everything else that isn't quite as dangerous as mining.



posted on Oct, 22 2008 @ 08:19 AM
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Jobs with the highest fatality rates
The following 10 occupations had the highest fatality rates in 2007:
1. Fishing and related fishing workers
Fatality rate*: 111.8

2. Logging workers
Fatality rate: 86.4

3. Aircraft pilots and flight engineers
Fatality rate: 66.7

4. Structural iron and steel workers
Fatality rate: 45.5

5. Farmers and ranchers
Fatality rate: 38.4

6. Roofers
Fatality rate: 29.4

7. Electrical power-line installers and repairers
Fatality rate: 29.1

8. Driver/sales workers and truck drivers
Fatality rate: 26.2

9. Refuse and recyclable material collectors
Fatality rate: 22.8

10. Police and sheriff's patrol officers
Fatality rate: 21.4



Jobs With the Most Fatalities
The following 10 positions saw the most deaths in 2007:
1. Motor vehicle operators
Number of victims: 1,020
Most common manner of death: highway accidents, 66 percent

2. Construction trades workers
Number of victims: 877
Most common manner of death: falls, 40 percent

3. Management occupations
Number of victims: 511
Most common manner of death: highway accidents, 14 percent

4. Material moving workers
Number of victims: 255
Most common manner of death: struck by object, 15 percent

5. Installation, maintenance and repair occupations (other than vehicle and mobile equipment)
Number of victims: 214
Most common manner of death: falls, 28 percent

6. Law enforcement workers
Number of victims: 165
Most common manner of death: highway accidents, 39 percent; homicides, 37 percent

7. Grounds maintenance workers
Number of victims: 156
Most common manner of death: falls, 28 percent

8. Sales supervisors
Number of victims: 148
Most common manner of death: homicides, 63 percent

9. Agricultural workers
Number of victims: 123
Most common manner of death: highway accidents, 15 percent

10. Supervisors, construction and extraction workers
Number of victims: 118
Most common manner of death: falls, 29 percent



posted on Oct, 22 2008 @ 08:24 AM
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mines pretty hazardous, i work in an office

there is a very real chance of me being bored to death by the end of every working day



posted on Oct, 22 2008 @ 11:52 AM
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My job as a student is fairly hard. I have to worry about fatigue a lot. I also have to worry about stress-inducing stimulants. You know, the bad kind.



posted on Oct, 22 2008 @ 12:05 PM
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Is that only in one state? Because we topped number one here in california last year. I live just north of san fransico and EVERYDAY there is an accident on the freeway that kills at least 2 people, more times than not its from big rigs hitting smaller cars. I know because my hub commutes to san rafeal and he sees them all the time.



posted on Oct, 22 2008 @ 12:08 PM
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I am number 7. I do a lot of driving for my job.


But I think my job as mom is the riskiest from all the guilt and anxiety all the time.



posted on Oct, 22 2008 @ 12:12 PM
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Mining isn't as dangerous as it seems. There were only 31 fatalities in 2007 within the USA. The job ranking had death rates per 100,000 workers. There are around 500,000 people that fall in the mining industry, so you see the low number now.

I'm would be in construction trades and I would say between falls, electrocution, and confined spaces; that's it for dangerous stuff.



posted on Oct, 22 2008 @ 12:14 PM
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I'm #3 on the most fatalities...
But I don't do a lot of driving with my job. I'm mostly just stuck in the building.

[edit on 22-10-2008 by Malzypants]



posted on Oct, 22 2008 @ 12:43 PM
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My previous job was very dangerous. I delivered money in armoured transits for a well known British security firm. I left after being injured in an accident that broke my back, although I'm fine now.



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