10 most life-threatening jobs in 2020
Each work has its drawbacks. But choosing one of these professions will put your life in danger, the publication claims. Money Talks.
Almost all from time to time complain about their work. But if you are a forester, a farmer, or a truck driver, you may have more problems than most. According to the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics report on fatal work-related injuries, these are some of the most dangerous jobs in America.
In total, 2018 work-related deaths were recorded in 5250, an increase of 2% from the previous year. 40% of occupational deaths occur in vehicles. These were, of course, the most frequent fatal events.
The most common cause of death associated with work is carelessness and ignoring safety rules in the maintenance of machinery and equipment.
The following are the most risky jobs that could be associated with fatal injuries.
10. Supervisors for landscaping, lawn care and housekeeping
Fatal Injury Rate: 20,2 deaths per 100 full-time workers.
When you think of a landscape designer, the one who mows the lawn comes to mind, taking a leisurely stroll while the car is running.
In fact, site maintenance is a dangerous profession in which workers received a total of 2018 fatal injuries in 225.
9. Construction managers
Fatal Injury Rate: 21 per 100 full-time workers.
This work entails direct control and coordination of the activities of builders, from carpenters and electricians to construction inspectors and construction equipment operators.
The salary is decent, except for the relatively high risk of fatal injury at work. The average annual salary for construction managers and mining workers as of May 2018 was $ 70.
8. Work in the metallurgical industry
Fatal Injury Rate: 23,6 per 100 full-time workers.
You must have seen the iconic image of New York workers casually sitting on a steel beam 850 feet above the city streets. This clearly illustrates the serious risks of work. One wrong move can lead to a fatal fall.
Despite all the dangers, more and more people want to become workers in the metallurgical industry.
7. Farmers, ranchers and other agricultural managers
Fatal Injury Rate: 24,7 per 100 full-time workers.
You can re-evaluate your food, knowing that the people who grow and harvest it risk their lives.
Most farmers, ranchers, and farm managers work from dawn to dusk during the growing season.
These workers usually work with chemicals, machinery, and equipment.
According to the BLS report, contact with facilities and equipment is a particular hazard for many workers, including the risk of getting into working equipment or machinery.
6. Delivery drivers and truck drivers
Fatal Injury Rate: 26 per 100 full-time workers.
As of May 2018, the average annual salary of drivers / sellers was $ 24. For drivers of the delivery service, it was $ 700. These salaries are below the average income for all professions, about $ 32.
Heavy traffic is not the only danger. These drivers also deal with delivery times, hard work and non-standard work schedules.
5. Garbage and recyclables
Fatal Injury Rate: 44,3 per 100 full-time workers.
Garbage collection is the least glamorous job on the list - and this is America's fifth most dangerous job.
Fatal Injury Rate: 51,5 per 100 full-time workers.
Roofers cannot let fear of heights interfere with their work. They, however, must be alert. In housing, more than a third of deaths are caused by falls from roofs.
However, the fall is not the only threat. Roofers also have one of the highest rates of fatal injuries and illnesses due to the materials they work with. They rise, kneel, bend and can do most of their work on scaffolding, stairs and roofs.
3. Aviation pilots and flight engineers
Fatal Injury Rate: 58,9 per 100 full-time workers.
Air travel is the safest way to travel, but it’s the third most dangerous way to earn a living.
Commercial pilots and their flight engineers, crew members responsible for engines and other systems during the flight, often face the consequences of jet lag and irregular schedules.
2. Fishermen and related fishing workers
Fatal Injury Rate: 77,4 per 100 full-time workers.
Recreational fishing is a very pleasant experience. Industrial fishing is quite dangerous. Fishermen and fishing-related workers rank second in terms of danger to life.
The greatest number of deaths in this profession occurs as a result of drowning. Faulty equipment, entanglement in nets, collision, shipwreck and storms are just some of the dangerous “surprises” of the sea. There is also the risk of injury from slippery decks, ice and large waves washing the deck.
1. Forest managers
Fatal Injury Rate: 97,6 per 100 full-time workers.
Not surprisingly, the impact of adverse weather conditions, work in isolated areas with powerful power tools, puts the profession of loggers in first place on the list. There is also, of course, the danger associated with processing the logs themselves.
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