What do logging, fishing, roofing and farming have in common? They’re all among the country’s most dangerous jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics*. Iron and steel workers, professional drivers, aircraft pilots and flight engineers, sanitation workers, and electrical power line workers round out the top 10.
Not a surprising list when you really consider the hazards associated with each job – or if you’ve ever watched an episode of “Ax Men” or “The Deadliest Catch.”
For most of us, fortunately, “potentially life-threatening” rarely describes our day at the office. (Unless you’re counting the drive to and from work. Or the break room-grade coffee you force down each morning.)
What’s the most hazardous job you have ever held? If it’s among the aforementioned most dangerous, how often did you feel unsafe while at work?
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*2008 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries