Top 10 Dangerous Jobs

America is going through an economic meltdown but no matter how desperate you are, you should not apply for any of the following.

 

1. Cell Phone Tower Workers

A cell phone tower worker undoubtedly has the most dangerous job in the world. Because cell phone companies try their best to build higher towers, these workers are not considered to be all that lucky as far as jobs are concerned. The worker can lose his balance or get electrocuted.

 

2. Commercial Fisherman

Fishermen spend a lot of time out on sea where the weather can get extremely rough and the waves, quite violent. It’s not like they work with lifejackets so if they fall into the water, they will definitely not survive.

 

3. Pilots and Flight Engineers

Flight engineers have long working hours and are exposed to harmful chemicals. Not only that, but the pilots also have to fly low around power lines that are virtually invisible to the naked eye.

 

4. Lumberjacks

These workers use extremely bulky spinning saws and because people think that there is nothing to it, they are expected to finish their work within a few minutes. The pressure can prove to be too much for the poor guy and he can meet with an awful accident.

 

5. Steel and Iron Construction Workers

You didn’t think that the metal frames around buildings and bridges built themselves did you? These works have to be extremely careful when they are doing their job and not move around too much because if they do, they will fall and break open their skulls.

 

6. Refuse Collectors

Refuse collectors clean up after machinery operators and remove the garbage once the construction is over. They are constantly exposed to toxic chemicals and if a refuse collector works in a city, there are high chances that he will cut himself on glass and other sharp objects.

 

7. Farmers and Ranchers

Farmer and ranchers work with very hazardous chemicals and use unsafe equipment for hours at a stretch. If the farmer is not properly trained, even a small mistake can cost him his life. Sometimes ranchers are also foolish enough to walk behind their horses. Let’s just say that the horse does not appreciate it.

 

8. Roofers

Roofers have to carry extremely bulky equipment up the roof and sometimes when the wind is blowing and the sun is beating down on them, they try to finish the work as quickly as possible. This is not a very smart move especially because the gear they wear isn’t too protective. It is very easy to fall off the roof if one is not careful enough.

 

9. Electrical Powerline Workers

It does not take a rocket scientist to figure out that this job is dangerous. Not only is climbing up the pole extremely unsafe, it is even worse when the worker has to balance himself at odd angles if he wants to get on with the work. About 34 electrical powerline workers die every year.

 

10. Truck Drivers

This job is highly dangerous and the authorities recognize this fact which is why a trucker is made to sit through hours of training before he joins his friends on the road. Car drivers usually get intimidated by the truck’s size and end up confusing the truck drivers. They swerve off the road and end up crashing into trees or worse, other trucks.

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  • JM

    Who wrote this list…a child?
    There are numerous jobs including police officer,soldier,taxicab driver,etc that are equally (if not more so) as dangerous as the above.
    Fail…try again.

  • David

    Pilot? You must be joking, how many pilots end up dying on their job? In 2009 there were 154 plane crashes (source http://aviation-safety.net/database/dblist.php?Year=2009) and the pilot did not die in all of those crashes, most of them wernt even fatal to anyone.

    Besides pilots have it very easy, they can use the autopilot so it shouldnt even be called working it should be called “hours of boredom”.

  • Jake

    I work 2200 ft underground in an Alabama Coal Mine. I see more hazards in one shift than some of these guys do in a year. A pilot? Truckdriver? A freakin Farmer? Are you kidding? I work in the deepest vertical shaft Coal mine in North America. Roof falls, rib rolls, methane gas, chemicals, ect. Look into it.

  • howard

    your telling me that a wildland firefighter is not on this list? I am a wildland firefighter and know first hand that its dangerous

  • steven

    I work in mcdonalds, u can get 1st and second degree burns from the oil and the stove, people yell at you, you flip burgers all day, that sh*t is dangerous, those burns hurt, your all p*ssies winging about vertical mines, and bloody firefighter, you stand infront of that grill for 5 hours straight then come talk to me, mcdonalds worker, most dangerous job in the world, rest of you’s harden up and have respect for us going into a dangerous job every day.

  • Natalya Calverley

    I think its wrong to compare Parkers situation to the heroes of the past as the club had complete control in those days and the difference in the level of football between the divisions wasnt so great. Fact is my all time hero Bobby Moore would have gone to Tottenham at his peak had he been allowed to do so and Brooking was sought after by Clough when Derby were at their peak.. chances are they would have gone in todays enviroment and who could have blamed them! Dicanio wanted to go to Man u when they showed an. interest as well. We lost Scott Parker because of the state our club got in to and if it wasnt for his outstanding efforts we would have gone down a season earlier. I think hes up there with the greats but agree legend status goes to those who played for a lot longer. He would have been told to hand in a transfer request by both clubs to ensure we get the maximum from the transfer. If hes ever back at upton park he will get a big cheer from me. Thanks Scott it was a privelage to watch you but as many have said above its time to move on and lets hope we get an exciting arrival to alleviate the dispapointment