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User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 47
Posted (13 years 4 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1061 times:

Does anyone know what are the most dangerous occupations to be in are in terms of getting injured and/or killed?

These are the ones that come to mind for me:

Police officer

Convenience store clerk/cashier

Soldier

Miner

Lumberjack

What are some others?

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User currently offlineAn-225 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 3950 posts, RR: 40
Reply 1, posted (13 years 4 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 995 times:

Fighter pilot maybe?


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User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 47
Reply 2, posted (13 years 4 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 984 times:

Perhaps...but how often are fighter pilots actually in dogfights?

User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 3, posted (13 years 4 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 981 times:

Garuda pilots



User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 47
Reply 4, posted (13 years 4 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 975 times:

EGGD:

I was thinking Korean Air myself-but rather than the pilots, I was thinking the F/A's insomuch as they don't have any actual control of the plane.


User currently offlineCorocks From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1213 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 4 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 973 times:

I think that I heard that swordfisherman was one of the most dangerous in the world. Scenes like in "The Perfect Storm" where the guy gets hung up in the line evidentaly happens all of the time.

User currently offlineTransactoid From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 788 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 4 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 967 times:

Yeah, fishing in general. I saw some show on TLC I think about the 10 most dangerous jobs. #1 was fishing, of some sort (perhaps swordfish, sa Corocks said).

Obviously we're talking ocean fishing here...


User currently offlineMikea350 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 4 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 971 times:

Alaskan king crab fisherman!

User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 4 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 967 times:

Taxi-cab drivers.

User currently offlineJetService From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4798 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (13 years 4 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 957 times:

No one got it!!!!!

Statistically, based on deaths/injuries per 1000, the most dangerous occupation in America is........drumroll........fire-fighter!!!!

So there you have it.



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User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (13 years 4 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 945 times:

No No No it is an Alaskan Crab Fisherman! At least thats what DSC and TLC say.

User currently offlineRyanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3221 posts, RR: 15
Reply 11, posted (13 years 4 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 940 times:

I would have thought that those people who clear landmines have got quite dangerous occupations.....


I used to think the brain is the most fascinating part of my body. But, hey, who is telling me that?
User currently offlineDeltaRNOmd-80 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (13 years 4 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 938 times:

no, no, no. Statistically, the most dangerous job in America is a high rise construction worker. The ones that put together the iron beams (soon to be skyscrapers) hundreds of feet in the air. the second most dangerous is working on a flight line on a military aircraft carrier. Think of it as an international airport crammed on to a boat, with a runway maybe a couple hundred feet long, and instead of turbines to look out for, you have afterburners.

User currently offlineWatewate From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 2284 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (13 years 4 months 3 days ago) and read 930 times:

Those workers that catch king crabs for living were supposed to be working the most dangerous job in the world according to some TV show on TLC. Good ol' TLC.  Smile

User currently offlineBill Clinton From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (13 years 4 months 3 days ago) and read 932 times:

Mine. I'm married to my wife.

User currently offlineGocaps16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4339 posts, RR: 21
Reply 15, posted (13 years 4 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 915 times:

president of the united states, you could get assinated.

A carpenter, your fingers might get sliced off, OUCH!!!!!

kevin/dca


User currently offlineUs330 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 3871 posts, RR: 14
Reply 16, posted (13 years 4 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 909 times:

Yep, it is a Bering Sea Fisherman. I too saw that same program on the Discovery channel about that. Anybody else think it was somewhat creepy for them to narrate a hypothetical death situation every step of the way.

User currently offlineC72 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (13 years 4 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 896 times:

Bouncer

User currently offlineN949WP From Hong Kong, joined Feb 2000, 1437 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (13 years 4 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 889 times:

School teachers......in the US, that is. You could get shot up for giving a student a detention. Sad state of affairs, isn't it?

'949


User currently offlineAerLingus From China, joined Mar 2000, 2371 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (13 years 4 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 880 times:

Airport wing walkers.



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User currently offline737doctor From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1332 posts, RR: 39
Reply 20, posted (13 years 4 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 877 times:

Well, we may not be killed on the job all that often, but your friendly, neighborhood aircraft mechanics are exposed to a lot of peril day in and day out...

Long term exposure to chemicals: Acetone, alodine, MIBK, paints, primer, dinitrol, denatured alcohol, parting agent, Skydrol, jet fuel, etc...

We work in confined spaces, way up high, with high voltages, around high pressure hydraulics & compressed gases, on slick wing surfaces, and around machinery that can crush and mangle...

We handle cutting wheels, drills, grinders, saws, presses, sanders, rivet guns...

I know of several people to be seriously injured while on the job. But for most of us, the love of aviation is worth the inherent risks.  Smile



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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29795 posts, RR: 58
Reply 21, posted (13 years 4 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 862 times:

It is the guys that do the winter King Crab and Snow Crab fisheries in the Bering Sea. The estimated survival time if you go in the water up there is about 4 minutes if you don't have a survial suit or Dry Suit on. I worked with a guy who's nephew got killed doing it. His leg got hung up in the line for a pot that was being set. When the launcher put it over the side it took him with it. I don't think they ever recovered the body.

Just for everybody's information. During the Winter fisheries you can be facing storms blowing over 60 mph, 20 foot waves or more, Ice from the polar pack, the 750 lb weight of the crab pots themselves, Ice from sea spray freezing to the boat making it top heavy.

Not a particularly easy line of work.




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User currently offlineVictor Hotel From Australia, joined Aug 2000, 305 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (13 years 4 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 859 times:

I saw the Discovery Channel show on the King Crab fishermen and according to that, it is the most dangerous job in the world. Another I thought of is oil rig divers, both get paid rather well though.
VH


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29795 posts, RR: 58
Reply 23, posted (13 years 4 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 851 times:

I should add that I went to high school with a couple of guys who have big scars that run from the back of their hand and then between their index finger and thumb. That was because they where longlinin just as they where in "Perfect Storm" and the same thing happened to them with the hook.

The difference was that they where tied to the boat so they only thing was that they had to let the hook pull through the hand.

Also everytime school started up in the fall there was always somebody who wasn't there because they where on their dad's or uncles boat that went down during the summer salmon fishing.



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