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.
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.
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.