Risky Business  

sexyldy1000 60F  
10213 posts
3/18/2021 5:07 pm
Risky Business



Many jobs have inherent risks, while with others, the risks are not so obvious. It’s only when you see the injury and death statistics that you appreciate the dangers the workers face every day. Here are some jobs that fall into that category:

Aircraft Pilot and Flight Engineers

In 2.0.1.5, crew fatalities accounted for sixty- percent of total aircraft fatalities, with the other thirty-eight percent being passengers, according t.o the Transportation Safety Board of Canada. That year, there were Hundred and fifty-one aviation accidents reported, hundred and twenty-seven were Canadian-registered aircraft.

coal Miners

For workers in this industry around the world, the dangers are widespread. China has the world’s largest mining industry and also one of the deadliest. A report found that the country accounts for eighty percent of coal-mining deaths around the world each year, mostly a result of explosions.

Deep-sea Fishermen

There’s a reason Deadliest Catch is such a popular show. In a data project with Statistics Canada, fishing was found t.o be the deadliest job in Canada. The highest cause of death in this industry is drowning. In a report released by the Transportation Safety Board of Canada, falling overboard was found t.o be the second highest cause of death.

Farmers

According t.o a study by Statistics Canada, farmers had the tenth highest traumatic injury fatality rate in Canada between 2.0.1.1 and 2.0.1.5.

Lumberjack

An investigation by the Globe in collaboration with Statistics Canada, found that forestry had the tenth highest number of traumatic injury fatalities, with fifty-seven deaths between 2.0.1.1. and 2.0.1.5. It also found that it was the second deadliest industry in Canada.

Roofers

A 2.0.1.7 investigation found that roofers in Canada are five times more likely t.o die on the job than police officers!

Trash and Recycling Collectors

Trash and recycling collectors have the fifth most dangerous job in the United States. According t.o the latest data from the Bureau Labour Statistics, thirty-one deaths were recorded in 2.0.1.6 many from workers falling off trucks, getting hit by vehicles while on the job, or accidents with machinery.

Truck Drivers

Truck drivers had the highest number of fatalities on the job in 2.0.1.6 than any other occupation in the United States, with a death rate of twenty-four point seven per one hundred thousand workers. The report also found that out of all work injuries across all industries, transportation incidents remained the highest cause of death.

Ever had a dangerous job? What made it dangerous?





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sexyldy1000 60F  
9345 posts
3/18/2021 5:14 pm

My career was spent in the corporate sector which is not exactly known for being dangerous. One of the toughest roles was in mortgage collections dealing with customers who often were about to lose their homes. Being yelled or sworn at was not uncommon.

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funsnellvillecpl 64M/52F  
3808 posts
3/18/2021 7:22 pm

You seem to have forgotten the Military . i have 26 friends on that black granite wall , I was almost on it


TxNrg 64M

3/18/2021 7:24 pm

Hmmmmm... Been a Firefighter - Check, Worked on Pipeline Construction, roughnecked, Pulled Water off Gas wells watching lightning hit the Well Head, Been knocked down by Lightning - TWICE, Been shot in the head and in the leg, Worked as a Postal Clerk before "Going Postal" was a common phrase, Was an Over The Road Driver crossing every state and half of Canada in a 3 year period, Now I climb up on buildings to determine where animals are getting in and trap large numbers of wild hogs when I contract for that. Not once have I ever considered myself in danger. I do get skeert in City Traffic or walking along in downtown Austin.


lonlyforlove2 78M
22909 posts
3/18/2021 7:30 pm

Back in my younger years I was n RF Engineer in charge of a lot of FM radio stations.
Being the FCC licensed Engineer my job entailed maintenance and repair on equipment with lethal voltages as high at 8,000 volts , but the biggest danger was replacing light bulbs!! Some were on towers at or above 895 ft.. I have spent all day above 600 ft many times just hanging around by a small rope!!!! But I was younger then, I know better now..Once I climbed up through the low hanging clouds into bright sun.. very eerie..

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bbuckwwheat 62M
6176 posts
3/18/2021 8:22 pm

I will admit to working on something and ending up with a scar. Many of the above occupations have high rates of injury and fatalities because of a time push. Or, especially for farmers, working long hours (which is also due to a time push) that results in poor decisions due to fatigue, rather than trying to work too fast and missing something dangerous. Looking through your list again, several other occupations might also fall into a fatigue issue, Truckers are only supposed to work limited hours without adequate rest, but a few might push the hours. Deep sea fishing might find fatigue a factor, but I have to wonder if weather is a bigger issue. Taking time to study the situation is valuable in saving time by avoiding problems that might arise.

Something that is not listed is laborers on buried infrastructure. Too many people are buried while working below the ground surface because it takes too much time to slope the excavation correctly or to use a trench box. And all too often, the other workers call it a freak accident. Even if they can dig the victim out alive, the pressure trauma often sends them into shock and they are at risk of death for some time.

I grew up on a farm, and still do some farm work on our acreage. Mowing, baling hay, driving a loader tractor are all things that can lead to a bad outcome. I knew people who died in tractor roll overs or who suffered injury or death in a spinning power take off shaft. I am very careful around power equipment.


Be careful out there.

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resant78 43M  
3300 posts
3/18/2021 9:57 pm

Continuing from yesterday's luck blog, I have been lucky enough that I've worked fairly safe jobs. After graduating high school I worked in retail for about 4 years, then after college I have been worked in architectural and engineering offices.
And I do the occasional photography gig.

I have heard of the dreaded "Bridezilla" rumors from other photographers, but that hasn't happened to me yet. (good luck don't fail me now!)


Massass1963 58M

3/19/2021 4:53 am

I've never held a job that was inherently dangerous, fortunately. I know some that work on electrical and other types of lines (cable/phone) and these are not pleasant jobs, especially when we expect them to be out repairing lines in the middle of nasty weather! While many get paid well for their risks, not all do.


Tmptrzz 59F  
104079 posts
3/19/2021 9:12 am

Your so right all of these jobs are quite dangerous, my son in law is a truck driver, and its crazy out there he says. I hope everyone who has one of these jobs stay safe, and they are all essential workers as well, so thank you for all you do for us.

I hope you enjoy a great Friday my friend..

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PlymWidow19 58M

3/19/2021 10:20 am

I do not suppose that I have had any really inherently dangerous jobs, my role as a Navy Reserve entails me sitting at a desk most of the time just doing research on cultures and demographics. I was however lucky enough to spend 9 months at sea n the Arabian Gulf and Far East - risky enough if you are not careful, one of my shipmates was not, and he was lost over the side.... which brought home to all of us the risks we undertook each day - my unfortunate shipmate had, on the day he was lost overboard at 3 AM, had celebrated his 18th Birthday the night before with one too many beers... RN ships are not "Dry" like USN - but there are limits, his messmates ( was not one) have to live with the consequences of giving him too much that night...

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sexyldy1000 60F  
9345 posts
3/19/2021 1:02 pm

    Quoting funsnellvillecpl:
    You seem to have forgotten the Military . i have 26 friends on that black granite wall , I was almost on it
No, didn't intentionally omit. There could be an entire blog dedicated to it. I visited that black granite wall when I was in Washington, D.C. The impact of seeing it and other memorials will never be forgotten.

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sexyldy1000 60F  
9345 posts
3/19/2021 1:05 pm

    Quoting TxNrg:
    Hmmmmm... Been a Firefighter - Check, Worked on Pipeline Construction, roughnecked, Pulled Water off Gas wells watching lightning hit the Well Head, Been knocked down by Lightning - TWICE, Been shot in the head and in the leg, Worked as a Postal Clerk before "Going Postal" was a common phrase, Was an Over The Road Driver crossing every state and half of Canada in a 3 year period, Now I climb up on buildings to determine where animals are getting in and trap large numbers of wild hogs when I contract for that. Not once have I ever considered myself in danger. I do get skeert in City Traffic or walking along in downtown Austin.
Wow! Such an interesting career you have had. Amazing to hear you not only survived being twice struck by lightning but also being shot! A guardian angel must be looking out for you

Stimulate my mind and let’s see what happens 😊.
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sexyldy1000 60F  
9345 posts
3/19/2021 1:14 pm

    Quoting lonlyforlove2:
    Back in my younger years I was n RF Engineer in charge of a lot of FM radio stations.
    Being the FCC licensed Engineer my job entailed maintenance and repair on equipment with lethal voltages as high at 8,000 volts , but the biggest danger was replacing light bulbs!! Some were on towers at or above 895 ft.. I have spent all day above 600 ft many times just hanging around by a small rope!!!! But I was younger then, I know better now..Once I climbed up through the low hanging clouds into bright sun.. very eerie..
Yikes! I don't even like going on a step ladder! Amazing what risks we are willing to take when we are younger. No doubt you have many memories and stories you could tell.

Stimulate my mind and let’s see what happens 😊.
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sexyldy1000 60F  
9345 posts
3/19/2021 1:20 pm

    Quoting bbuckwwheat:
    I will admit to working on something and ending up with a scar. Many of the above occupations have high rates of injury and fatalities because of a time push. Or, especially for farmers, working long hours (which is also due to a time push) that results in poor decisions due to fatigue, rather than trying to work too fast and missing something dangerous. Looking through your list again, several other occupations might also fall into a fatigue issue, Truckers are only supposed to work limited hours without adequate rest, but a few might push the hours. Deep sea fishing might find fatigue a factor, but I have to wonder if weather is a bigger issue. Taking time to study the situation is valuable in saving time by avoiding problems that might arise.

    Something that is not listed is laborers on buried infrastructure. Too many people are buried while working below the ground surface because it takes too much time to slope the excavation correctly or to use a trench box. And all too often, the other workers call it a freak accident. Even if they can dig the victim out alive, the pressure trauma often sends them into shock and they are at risk of death for some time.

    I grew up on a farm, and still do some farm work on our acreage. Mowing, baling hay, driving a loader tractor are all things that can lead to a bad outcome. I knew people who died in tractor roll overs or who suffered injury or death in a spinning power take off shaft. I am very careful around power equipment.

    Be careful out there.
Thanks for the background and raising the time push issue. Many factors can contribute to accidents. We should never take safety for granted. I have worked on health and safety committees and served on the jury for a coroner's inquest for a high-rise fire that killed 6 occupants. I will never forget that experience.

Stimulate my mind and let’s see what happens 😊.
Lest We Forget


sexyldy1000 60F  
9345 posts
3/19/2021 1:24 pm

    Quoting resant78:
    Continuing from yesterday's luck blog, I have been lucky enough that I've worked fairly safe jobs. After graduating high school I worked in retail for about 4 years, then after college I have been worked in architectural and engineering offices.
    And I do the occasional photography gig.

    I have heard of the dreaded "Bridezilla" rumors from other photographers, but that hasn't happened to me yet. (good luck don't fail me now!)
Sometimes, I don't know if we pick the job or the job picks us. The list of risky or dangerous jobs is a long one, I just highlighted a few. Good to hear you haven't had to deal with any "Bridzellas". Hope that continues

Stimulate my mind and let’s see what happens 😊.
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sexyldy1000 60F  
9345 posts
3/19/2021 1:26 pm

    Quoting Massass1963:
    I've never held a job that was inherently dangerous, fortunately. I know some that work on electrical and other types of lines (cable/phone) and these are not pleasant jobs, especially when we expect them to be out repairing lines in the middle of nasty weather! While many get paid well for their risks, not all do.
I think it is easy to take those who work in dangerous/risky jobs for granted. And you are right, 'danger' pay isn't necessarily factored in.

Stimulate my mind and let’s see what happens 😊.
Lest We Forget


sexyldy1000 60F  
9345 posts
3/19/2021 1:29 pm

    Quoting Tmptrzz:
    Your so right all of these jobs are quite dangerous, my son in law is a truck driver, and its crazy out there he says. I hope everyone who has one of these jobs stay safe, and they are all essential workers as well, so thank you for all you do for us.

    I hope you enjoy a great Friday my friend..
Well said . Essential services often have inherent risk built-in. We should never take the workers for granted.

Stimulate my mind and let’s see what happens 😊.
Lest We Forget


sexyldy1000 60F  
9345 posts
3/19/2021 1:31 pm

    Quoting PlymWidow19:
    I do not suppose that I have had any really inherently dangerous jobs, my role as a Navy Reserve entails me sitting at a desk most of the time just doing research on cultures and demographics. I was however lucky enough to spend 9 months at sea n the Arabian Gulf and Far East - risky enough if you are not careful, one of my shipmates was not, and he was lost over the side.... which brought home to all of us the risks we undertook each day - my unfortunate shipmate had, on the day he was lost overboard at 3 AM, had celebrated his 18th Birthday the night before with one too many beers... RN ships are not "Dry" like USN - but there are limits, his messmates ( was not one) have to live with the consequences of giving him too much that night...
Thank you for sharing your experience. A very sad outcome and haunting memories for all who were a part of it.

Stimulate my mind and let’s see what happens 😊.
Lest We Forget


HermanG67 54M
8462 posts
3/21/2021 1:21 pm

I work in a dangerous Industry, I stress to my crews the importance of inspection and maintenance of the equipment that protects them, and never allow any short cuts. Dangers exist, how we think about them and react to them is what saves lives


sexyldy1000 60F  
9345 posts
3/21/2021 5:27 pm

    Quoting HermanG67:
    I work in a dangerous Industry, I stress to my crews the importance of inspection and maintenance of the equipment that protects them, and never allow any short cuts. Dangers exist, how we think about them and react to them is what saves lives
Training is one thing, however, often you don't really know how you or somehow else will react until actually put into a real situation requiring the correct response. Thank you for sharing your experience. Continue to keep safe!

Stimulate my mind and let’s see what happens 😊.
Lest We Forget


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