10 Most Dangerous Jobs in World(You Must Read Atleast One Time)
When you get bored in your office doing a desk job or something purely static, keep in mind that there are people in the world who are risking their lives in order to perform some most dangerous jobs in the world. Scroll down in order to know the most dangerous jobs in the world and the salaries they offer, along with the advices through which death toll can be reduced.
1. Construction Workers
Number one on our list are construction workers who are doing the most dangerous job in the world. They are paid an annual salary of $34,500 while facing the death rate of 17.4 per 100x workers. This industry stands on number 2 in US for deadly injuries in workers who are under the age of 18. On the other hand, among the workers who are at the age of 45, the probability of dying is 1 in 200. If we evaluate the reasons behind these fatalities, falls become the most obvious reason of fatal injuries. However, these death tolls can be avoided if: supervisors make it sure that equipment is lift according to the best practices, workers properly inspect equipment and tools before bringing them to use and workers pack and store the equipment properly at the day end.
2. Agriculture Workers
The agriculture workers are paid an annual salary of $73,700 while they face a death rate of 21.3 out of 100x. On average, the annual death rate among people under 20 is 113 who die majorly due to farm-related damages. Around 34% of these deaths are to the workers between the ages of 16 to 19. Among the total injuries, 16% are due to drowning, 23% involve machinery while 19% are due to motor vehicles. The rate of injury is highest among the workers under 15 and above 65. In order to reduce the fatalities, Roll-Over Protective Structure must be installed on tractors. In 2012, around 59% of tractors were equipped with ROPS. If the same protective measures were used from mid-1960s, the frequency of ROPS equipped tractors could now be more than 80%. Moreover, workers should avoid wearing loose clothes while operating the equipment and they must be accompanied by a helper in risky working areas. As agriculture is about animals, so it is required to need them in good health. If a farm animal is not treated properly, it can react aggressively.
3. Truck Drivers
Being on number 3, the salaries for light truck drivers is $29,080 and for heavy truck drivers is $37,930 while the death rate is 22.1 out of 100x. According to federal hours-of-service rules, drivers are allowed to drive 11 hours in one sitting and a total of 77 hours in 7 days while most of the drivers tend to violate these rules. Major truck crashes are dependent on the breaking capability of truck. According to some mechanical findings, loaded tractor-trailers take 20-40 percent more time to stop, as compared to cars. Most of the accidents occur due to the negligence of other drivers. For example, motorists may not have the knowledge of ‘no zones’ of trucks and these are the areas where most of the crashed occur. Therefore, truck drivers need to keep eye on their blind spots. According to a survey, 1/3rd of work-zone accidents occur due to large trucks. Therefore, you need to apply breaks in interstate construction areas. Lastly, drivers need to maintain their vehicle, monitor them regularly for proper breaking and load reasonable amount of weight in order to avoid accidents.
4. Power Workers
Power workers face a death toll of 23% while receive an annual salary of $62,300. This industry faces more casualties than firemen and police offers. As the power workers need to deal with heights, accompanied by high voltages of electricity; the most common reason of electrical power-line repairers and installers’ fatalities is contact with injurious substances in atmosphere. To avoid accidents, workers are required to ground their equipment because the common reason behind deaths is that the linemen on ground are in contact with the equipment contacting with distribution lines. Know your job, be an educated worker and struggle for you own safety.
5. Refuse Collectors
Refuse collectors are paid an annual salary of $34,220 while they are prone to the death toll of 27.1 out of 100x. As the nature of job is mostly on the streets and outdoors, the most common cause of fatalities is machine or traffic accidents. The other main reason is the garbage truck; the material collector messes himself in hydraulic lifts. Some major on-the-job risks include medical waste like syringes, broken glass, diseases and caustic chemical that may come with the waste and inhaling them can cause severe risks. As precaution, you are required to guarantee visual contact with workers, who are working in close surroundings of vehicle, check both side mirrors prior to back up and manage waster material properly in order to stay safe from hazardous material.
6. Mining Machine Operators
Number 6 on our list are mining machine operators with annual salary range between $37,230 – 89,440 and a death rate of 37 out of 100x. Among the several dangers faced by miners, some are flooding, respiratory and lungs disease, elevator problems and cave-ins. Year 1907 was the deadliest year in the history of mining claiming more than 3,242 deaths. During 1880-1910, thousands of workers died in mine explosions. However, the fatality rate in 2011 has reduced to 0.0114 per 2lac hours worked, thanks to better working conditions. The operators are strongly required to keep eye on danger signs, wear proper safety equipment and proper safety procedures must be followed in case of any mishap.
With the death rate of 40.5 out of 100x workers, roofers come at number 7 with annual salary of $34,220. Due to improved facilities of safety education, roofers fatality rate has now declined by 17pc. The threats that roofers are prone to include equipment injuries, burns form hot bitumen and fallings. Roofers are strongly recommended to equip themselves with a safety harness. Make it sure not to work alone on roof so that if something bad happen, there is someone to offer help. Finally, if there are thunder storms or such bad weather conditions; postpone your roofing work till the better conditions. We also recommend avoiding the work in weather conditions in strong wind, as it can knock your feet off.
8. Flight Engineers and Aircraft Pilots
With the average salary range of $76,050 – $118,070, these guys face a death risk of 53.4 per 100x workers. Among these, private planes are more prone to fatalities as they are not well maintained comparatively. Most of the accidents have occurred while takeoff or landing and in case of a second takeoff or landing, the probability of fatality is 84%. 16% of the accidents happen just during the cruise part of flight. Therefore, in order to evade such problems, a checklist must be used. We know that some items like emergency scheduled are not required to be written down, but there are many other things that can get out of your mind, so having a checklist is safer. The fuel gauges are supposed to accurate only when they are empty; therefore a visual inspection of fuel tanks is highly recommended. If weather conditions are severe, it is better to stay at home.
9. Fishers and Related Workers
Fishing industry earn an average salary of $25,590 while they face a sever death rate of 117 per 100x workers. According to statistics, more than 50% of fatalities happen after ship disaster, 31pc happen when a fisher falls overboard while 10pc occur due to onboard injury. Though fishers may take it for granted, but it is very necessary to take a marine class once in 5 years, at least. Fetch for a comfy PFD and always wear it on deck. Fishermen should go through monthly drills of dealing with fire, flooding, a person falling overboard and abandoning a ship.
10. Logging Workers
Finally, the last on our list are logging workers. They face a death toll of 127.8 per 100x workers and receive an average annual salary of $32,870. Since 2009, the death rate has surprisingly risen for loggers, almost to double and it is probably due to a boom in new home construction that has caused hiring of inexperienced workers to the industry. If we compare this rate with an average worker in US, it is 40 times higher. To avoid this alarming death rate, it is highly recommended to use all protective equipment for ears, head, face, legs, eyes and hands. Learn to properly operate the chainsaw and always keep it in finest working condition. Ensure the same for all relevant tools and keep them in good serviceable condition lacking any defects.