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Top ten most dangerous jobs in the U.S

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Interesting, I thought for sure that police and firemen would have made the top ten.

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pilot and flight engineer — also the highest paying occupation on the list — comes in at number three

What? I suppose they can't mean with scheduled airlines, i suppose that must mean things like bush flying & so on, but flight engineer? :unsure2: How many planes still have them anyway, let alone small private planes?

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Interesting, I thought for sure that police and firemen would have made the top ten.

Yeah I was expecting that too. Thats why i posted the list because its a littel surprising.

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Peanuts!

Hundreds of non exploded bombs from WWII are still sleeping in the soils of Europe. There are teams of specialists to deactivate

these bombs and that`s what I call a dangerous job. Here is a clip from a deactivating of a bomb in Munich in 2012. As the bombs

mechanism was too rooten to get deactivated, the bomb had to be blown up. The complete area was evacuated and the blow up

was activated remote, so no injured but the area was quite ruined after the action.

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Yeah, that list sounds about right. Every year in Iowa we hear about a farmer who got crushed by his tractor in a rollover or buried in a grain silo. On the construction side- we see roofers falling off roofs, iron workers crushed by iron, construction workers smashed by delivery trucks, etc. Most projects that I do have an insurance actuary that is generally able to predict the number of injuries, serious injuries, and deaths that are to occur during the construction. Back in the old days it used to be one for every floor or a high rise. Now it is about one death for every ten floors.

As for the police, every time one gets shot anywhere it makes national news. A construction death is so common it just makes a blurb in the obituaries.

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I like top tens, so this seemed interesting for any who care :innocent:

http://newsfeed.time...obs-in-the-u-s/

Maybe it varies by area, or by time, but I'm pretty sure I read a study (years ago) and it said no. 1 most dangerous job was taxi driver, and policeman was pretty high on the list, too...maybe it varies by area, I dunno. Or maybe my memory is faulty, but I don't think so. Anyway, for whatever it's worth...

eta: now that I think about it, I think someone told me that (that cab driver was the most dangerous job) so what one hears is not necessarily as trustworthy as what one reads...

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I heard something similar but I think that was the list for top 10 most likely to be murdered.

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Interesting, I thought for sure that police and firemen would have made the top ten.

Most would probably agree with you, but if you look at the number of LEO deaths in the line of duty for 2013 it's 105 according to this source:

http://www.odmp.org/search/year/2013

In 2012, 83 firefighters were killed in the line of duty (http://www.firehouse.com/news/11289247/on-duty-firefighter-deaths-rose-in-2013)

According to OSHA, 775 construction workers were killed on the job in 2012 (https://www.osha.gov/oshstats/commonstats.html)

That's quite a bit difference.

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Interesting, I thought for sure that police and firemen would have made the top ten.

That's what they would like you to think so they can feel justified about all of the people they shoot for no reason.

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I heli-logged back in 95-96. Worked ground crew as a choker chaser on the landing areas and did some rigging on the hill. Like any dangerous job safety was stressed daily with regular weekly meetings to discuss any issue that was on your mind. The most important safety advice was keeping your head up and always being aware of your surroundings especially when the helicopter was overhead.

On the landing existed a chance the log pile would settle while you're in there unbelling chokers. On the hill it was important to stand uphill before signaling the pilot to lift the set of logs.

Also.. keeping a careful inspection of the choker cables is very important. .. one broken wire and it could lead to an accident if it snapped.

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Can't speak for conventional logging techniques but I think it's obvious that the more cables you have going on in an operation the greater chance ones going to snap resulting perhaps in an injury.

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Congrats acidhead you're a survivor of the #1 most dangerous job.

Interesting list spartan.

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I can only see 3 on my phone.

Last 4 jobs.

Logging/lumber mill

Bridge work

Mining

Construction.

Not in that order. I know bridge work was 1 or 2 around time I did it.

Mine I work at now has had 34 deaths, and a lot of loss of limbs.

I do have life insurance.

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Surely working with Nuclear would be number one? or working on diseases?

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I did a stint at a nuclear power plant. The radiation dosage I got was less than the amount I get from radon gas from just living in Iowa. There is just so many safety precautions involved with that (and also I'm assuming diseases) because of the publics perception of it compared to other dangerous fields.

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Surely working with Nuclear would be number one? or working on diseases?

People are not reading this correct. I noticed a lot saying Police and Firemen. It is not the top ten " risky " jobs.

What it is using is deaths associayed. So deaths per job ( capita ).

A lot of police and firemen out there, lets say ( I know not even close, but easier ) 100 policemen. 2 die a year.

Versus 100 miners. 30 die in a cave in.

Or, 100 loggers, 9 die a year.

Some jobs may seem more dangerous, but have very good safety precautions to avoid the injury or death.

If they used injuries in the equation, I think the list would be different.

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Surely working with Nuclear would be number one?

by the number of accidents in the history of the industry, that'd be ranked very, very low.

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