Top 10 Most Dangerous Jobs
Having a workplace that provides you with pleasant atmosphere safe environment and nice co-workers makes about 40 percent of your satisfaction from your daily work life. If you are injured in your job then it certainly makes your job a lot less enjoyable, especially if you can’t return straight away. This only happens in extreme situations and most of the time your workplace is a nice place to be. But, not every job in the world is safe or pleasant. There are people who work risky jobs, and by risky it is meant life’s most dangerous jobs. You may guess that professions like a firefighter or a pilot are really dangerous and risky businesses but, they are just a few among the jobs that can literally cause death any time. To ensure that their employees are safe while working, some employers have their employees complete a Verification of Competency – or VOC – course to ensure their safety while doing their jobs.
#1. Street Cleaners
People who are sweeping the dirt from the street are facing dangerous death literally any time a vehicle passes by. Many women do this job, especially in third world countries. The number of people who do this job and who died at their work place is scary and really a problem since these people can’t be protected. Some of them might decide to use this workplace injury advice if they can find the right advice for them because it is such a shame that these people can’t often find the support they need.
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People who do this work are risking hurting themselves with those dangerous machines they use (saws, drills etc). Carpenters suffer from broken hips, cut off fingers, terrible infections and other injuries.
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#3. Stunt Men
Yes, without them the movies we are watching won’t be the same, but in these brave people resumes is written that they are going to pass through anything from fire to serious fights in order to accomplish their job. Stunt men and women often get hurt in dangerous scenes with car crashes, explosions, jumping from really high buildings, riding bikes etc.
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#4. Animal trainers
Especially those who are training dangerous animals such as lions, alligators, tigers etc. Even though they are doing great job in training these animals to do tricks and obey them, in the end of the day the creatures are simply wild beasts and they can never be sure if they can go wild and bite them. These people can suffer from dangerous scratches, bites and sometimes they can even die from these serious injuries.
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#5. Electronic Waste Recyclers
Mountains of broken computer parts have to be sorted out in front of you.Most of them contain chemicals which after their expropriation date can leek or simply ooze out. That’s what these recyclers have to deal with everyday and in some parts of the world like Guiyu, China, working with E-waste is their entire life.
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#6. Power Workers
All of them are set to risk but working with electricity high above the ground is even twice as dangerous. Bonus danger points go to the lineman that do this while hanging out of a helicopter. Even though they have equipment you can never be sure with the electricity nor the height.
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We should all be thankful to these brave people, because they face death every time they work. Rescuing people and animals from dangerous fires is not an easy job at all. They must be perfectly prepared physically and psychologically, equipped with uniform that would protect them from fire and smoke, but in the end of the day the human will never be more powerful from the fire.
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#8. Police Officers
Facing criminals with weapons or dealing with thieves and burglars is stressful enough. Also, these people can never know how the criminals can react. Not only they can get injured at work, but also they can get killed in order to protect the civilians.
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No matter if they guard celebrities or politicians, these people are the ones to face every inconvenient from crazy fans who like to touch the celebrity or professional assassins who are willing to injure or kill the alleged politician. Bodyguards often end in fights if necessary to protect their clients, but unfortunately they can get killed together with their client if they are the target of criminals.
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Although most people probably don’t consider this profession when thinking of dangerous work, astronauts are people who really have risky job. Maybe this profession is not very common, but they face some serious challenges, they learn how to live and survive out of this planet and sometimes they don’t even make it home. With 34 deaths that is a 7.5% mortality rate which is significantly higher than many other professions on this list.
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