Not all jobs were created equal. Not only do some jobs pay better than others do, but the risk level is also widely varied. For some people, a ‘bad day at work’ is nothing more than being chastised by the boss, dealing with a vexing client, or not being able to meet a deadline. Whereas a ‘bad day’ at certain professions can mean a grievous injury. In 2017, there were 952 reported workplace fatalities in Canada. Efforts are on to do everything possible to eliminate the risk to life and safety that certain jobs pose. Here is a list of the most dangerous and accident-prone jobs.
Putting your life on the line: the most dangerous jobs
You may have thought highway patrol police, firefighters, diagnosis lab technicians, or prison guards have unenviable jobs. While their jobs certainly expose them to dangers, theirs are not the most accident-prone. When it comes to workplace hazards, these are the most dangerous professions.
1. Fishing and trapping
Though it may seem unlikely to most people, actually, fishing is riddled with dangerous. It has emerged as the most hazardous profession with a fatality rate of 52 per 100,000 workers. The deaths or injuries arise from drowning and handling heavy machinery.
2. Mining, oil wells, and quarrying
This should not surprise people because we often read news reports of mine roofs caving in and trapping miners. Quarrying is dangerous for the same reason and also because quarry walls tend to be unstable and can collapse anytime. People who work in oil wells are exposed to toxic air. With a fatality rate of 46.9 per 100,000 workers, these 3 professions are second only to fishing and trapping when it comes to endangering the lives of the workers.
3. Logging and forestry
Felling trees, heavy or cutting equipment are the reason behind severe injuries and deaths in this profession.
Construction work, not surprisingly, features in this list of most hazardous professions. Safety gear can malfunction, people can fall from great heights, accidents caused while dealing with machinery, slip and fall and poor lighting make construction work extremely dangerous.
Roofing is accident-prone because there is always a risk of workers falling from heights, hurting themselves with the tools and machines they use. In the summer months, they also face the threat of sunstroke and dehydration.
6. Iron and steelworkers
People who work with metals have to use machinery that has to be yielded with care. That is why this is an accident-prone profession.
7. Electrical power-line installers and repairers
People in this profession always have to contend with the risk of electrocution.
8. Mobile sales workers and truck drivers
Sales professionals have to be on their feet and moving for hours on end. That is why they tend to be exhausted when they drive. Similarly, truck drivers too are often over-worked and sleep-deprived. This makes people of both these professions vulnerable to a road accident.
If you belong in any one of these professions, then there is a possibility that you may be injured. If you have been a victim of workplace injuries, then you can file a personal injury case. You are entitled to compensation for the injuries and mental trauma you suffered. Or if your loved one died at the workplace, then you too deserve a settlement.
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