Added on: 19th Jun 2015
Roofing’s death statistics currently stand at 34 deaths per 100,000 roofers.
A roofer’s work condition usually involves having to work on the
highest height of a roof during windy conditions, watching out for
electrical equipment, and walking on steep pitches. Roofing also
involves the risk of falling from the roof, scaffolding and ladders,
or from burning themselves from the toxic and flammable substances
that roofers have to work with.
There are lots of accidents involving truck drivers due to fatigue,
irregular working hours, bad roads, harsh weather, the size of the
vehicles, and other contributing factors. Another hazard for truck drivers
involves driving on icy roads which possesses the greatest threat
especially in the winter months.
REFUSE AND RECYCLABLE MATERIAL COLLECTOR
We understand the fact that garbage disposal is a dirty job. However,
its dangers may not be entirely apparent. Nevertheless, garbage
collecting is a dangerous job. Workers are exposed to unknown items that
may in fact be bio-hazards and as such could pose serious infectious risks.
Moreover, workers are exposed to powerful hydraulic machines that can
severely injure and even kill.
POLICE AND LAW ENFORCEMENT
It’s not surprising that law enforcement is on our list. Police officers
have to deal with dangerous situations on a daily basis; situations that
could involve armed robberies, assault, terrorist threats, etc. Ironically,
the main cause of police casualties does not stem from firearm related
fatalities but rather from traffic incidents. This could be due to instances
such as high speed chases and or traffic pull overs.
Stuntmen perform amazing feats all in the name of entertainment.
However, probably one of the most amazing things about their jobs is
the high risk associated with it. In 2012, 2.5 out of 1,000 fatalities were
reported in this profession. That’s a higher risk than law enforcement!
PROFESSIONAL AIRCRAFT PILOTS AND FLIGHT ENGINEERS
Pilots and flight engineers had 56 deaths per 100,000 workers in 2011,
making this the third most dangerous occupation in the United States.
This fatality statistic is fuelled by airplane crashes related to o
Loggers go by the name of lumberjacks, woodcutters or woodhicks and
their main occupation involves harvesting lumber. However, their job
occupation is considered to be one of the most dangerous jobs available
with a fatality statistic of 91.9 out of 100,000. Injuries from falling trees,
severed limbs from cutting machines, tractor fatalities, etc.,
all contribute to this fatality statistic.
According to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention,
commercial fishing is one of the most dangerous occupations in the
United States. During 1992-2008, an annual average of 58 reported
deaths occurred (that’s 128 deaths per 100,000 worker). The main
causes of fatalities stem from vessel disasters (261 deaths, 52%) or
falling overboard (155 deaths, 31%).