Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Thursday Thirteen #189



THIRTEEN PROFESSIONS THAT MAY 
BE HAZARDOUS TO YOUR HEALTH


According to The Daily Beast, these are the thirteen most dangerous jobs anyone can hold. They used an intricate equation that includes how many workers are in the industry, how many injuries and how many fatalities. I admit I couldn't follow it all. What I list here are just "the high hard ones." These sobering stats make me glad my mother made me learn clerical skills.

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Profession
Per 100,000 workers
Salary
1) Fisherman
200 deaths
$22,160
2) Firefighter
11,600 injuries
$47,760
3) Airplane Pilot
57 deaths
$53,990
4) Police Officer
13 deaths
$55,400
5) Logger
4,200 injuries
$35,360
6) Roofer
5,300 injuries
$41,200
7) Sanitation Worker
25 deaths
$37,830
8) Bus Driver
7,600 injuries
$34,820
9) Dairy Farmer
14 deaths
$24,930
10) Grain Farmer
4,700 injuries
$24,930
11) Courier or Messenger
6,800 injuries
$39,940
12) Industrial Machinery Repairman
18 deaths
$42,220
13) Athlete
6,300 injuries
$44,790


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4 comments:

  1. Hmm. Who would think being a Sanitation Worker
    would involve risk or that fishing was dangerous?

    Interesting list. I learned something.

    http://otherworlddiner.blogspot.com/2012/09/chocolate-on-brain-13-interesting-facts.html

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  2. I don't like the look of those stats at all - and that's why we have to be grateful to the people willing to do that work for us.

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  3. Good gravy. I should make my freeloading adult children read that.

    Hope you're doing okay!

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