Have you ever wondered if your profession is considered dangerous? Have you thought about the actual dangers on your job? Loggers and fishermen hold the jobs with the highest danger, and yet make less wages. Although I consider logging to be dangerous, there are other jobs I would have expected to be included that do not appear in the statistics.
The majority of fatal accidents are transportation based. I was actually a little surprised myself that the highest percentage fell into this category, expecting more to be electrical or construction based. Second in line is falls. Regarding falls would you believe more people died falling 10 feet or less, rather than those over 30 feet. Amazing! This I can see from logging and construction employment.
There is a site, HERE, that has charts regarding the most dangerous jobs and some of the statistics regarding deaths on the job. Take a moment and see if your job or a related job is listed. And no matter where you work, BE CAREFUL.
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