Matt D
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Most Dangerous Occupations

Wed May 02, 2001 4:11 am

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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RE: Most Dangerous Occupations

Wed May 02, 2001 4:41 am

Fighter pilot maybe?
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Matt D
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RE: Most Dangerous Occupations

Wed May 02, 2001 4:55 am

Perhaps...but how often are fighter pilots actually in dogfights?
 
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RE: Most Dangerous Occupations

Wed May 02, 2001 5:07 am

Garuda pilots

 
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RE: Most Dangerous Occupations

Wed May 02, 2001 5:10 am

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.
 
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RE: Most Dangerous Occupations

Wed May 02, 2001 5:13 am

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.
 
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Corocks, Et Al

Wed May 02, 2001 5:22 am

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...
 
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RE: Most Dangerous Occupations

Wed May 02, 2001 5:41 am

Alaskan king crab fisherman!
 
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RE: Most Dangerous Occupations

Wed May 02, 2001 5:48 am

Taxi-cab drivers.
 
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RE: Most Dangerous Occupations

Wed May 02, 2001 6:04 am

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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RE: Most Dangerous Occupations

Wed May 02, 2001 6:59 am

No No No it is an Alaskan Crab Fisherman! At least thats what DSC and TLC say.
 
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RE: Most Dangerous Occupations

Wed May 02, 2001 7:30 am

I would have thought that those people who clear landmines have got quite dangerous occupations.....
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RE: Most Dangerous Occupations

Wed May 02, 2001 7:32 am

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.
 
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RE: Most Dangerous Occupations

Wed May 02, 2001 7:57 am

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
 
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RE: Most Dangerous Occupations

Wed May 02, 2001 7:57 am

Mine. I'm married to my wife.
 
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RE: Most Dangerous Occupations

Wed May 02, 2001 10:06 am

president of the united states, you could get assinated.

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

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RE: Most Dangerous Occupations

Wed May 02, 2001 11:45 am

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.
 
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RE: Most Dangerous Occupations

Wed May 02, 2001 12:26 pm

Bouncer
 
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RE: Most Dangerous Occupations

Wed May 02, 2001 12:44 pm

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?

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RE: Most Dangerous Occupations

Wed May 02, 2001 3:01 pm

Airport wing walkers.
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RE: Most Dangerous Occupations

Wed May 02, 2001 3:18 pm

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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RE: Most Dangerous Occupations

Wed May 02, 2001 5:35 pm

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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RE: Most Dangerous Occupations

Wed May 02, 2001 9:42 pm

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.
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RE: Most Dangerous Occupations

Wed May 02, 2001 9:54 pm

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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