Regardless of your profession, it turns out that the odds of kicking the bucket on the job aren’t that high. In fact, the most dangerous profession only has 132 deaths for every 100,000 worker per year. That doesn’t seem terribly high to me.
However, I’ve only held 3 jobs my whole life, and one being a hockey referee is the closest I’ve ever come to death. Well, maybe not death, but those pucks hurt when they hit you. Especially if you’ve mad a bad call on a player, and the guy is aiming for you on the next shift.
According to the Daily Mail:
The intriguing facts were revealed by Bloomberg, analyzing data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics from 2006 to 2013.
Of those in the deadliest jobs, airline pilots are the most well-remunerated for their troubles, earning an average of $101,000 per year, while occupying third place on the lethal list.
By comparison fishers, in first place, and loggers, in second, earned an average of between $34,000 and $35,000 per year.
There is no doubt after watching one of my favorite shows Deadliest Catch that fisherman (NO, not you dopes who sit in a 18 foot fishing boat in a lake) are the biggest badass MFer’s I’ve ever seen. And now after reading this chart, I’m starting to think my trash man might be a badass as well, who new garbage could be so dangerous.
[H/T Daily Mail]