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Top 10 Most Dangerous Jobs


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#1 of 46 OFFLINE   Scott L

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Posted December 27 2003 - 07:38 AM

http://money.cnn.com....jobs/index.htm

1) Timber Cutters
2) Fishes
3) Pilots & Navigators
4) Structural Metal Workers
5) Driver-Sales Workers
6) Roofers
7) Electrical Power Installers
8) Farm Occupations
9) Construction Laborers
10) Truck Drivers

Have you held any of these jobs? Used to be a #9, now a #5.

#2 of 46 OFFLINE   John Watson

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Posted December 27 2003 - 07:50 AM

Fishes? Fishermen I suppose, tho in pc land we call them fishers.

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I think Firemen are prety high on the list for physical injury; if you want to talk about the jobs that lead to burnout, madness and suicide, the list would get very long.

#3 of 46 OFFLINE   Richard Travale

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Posted December 27 2003 - 08:10 AM

What about jobs like underwater welders or oilrig workers (roughnecks)? I'm thinking those are a lot more dangerous than a roofer.
As for dangerous jobs I personally have held. I guess the most dangerous was as a butcher's assistant (which is how I lost my right hand).

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#4 of 46 OFFLINE   Ryan Wishton

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Posted December 27 2003 - 08:57 AM

Richard, are you serious? Posted Image

Yikes!!! Sorry about that. I really dont know what to say.

I dont think I could ever work with knives, etc. I am too clumsy for it...

I still have a scar on my hand from a box cutter from about 9 years ago...

#5 of 46 OFFLINE   Brian Lawrence

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Posted December 27 2003 - 09:03 AM

Wow, Firefighters did not make the top 10 ?

#6 of 46 OFFLINE   Garrett Lundy

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Posted December 27 2003 - 09:05 AM

Things that should have made the list but didn't:

*Mercenary
*Death-Star repairman
*Rocket Propelled Personal Tranport Tester
*Drug Dealer
*Pitbull tickler
*Ninjas
*U.S. Military (Specifically special forces and helicopter pilot)
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#7 of 46 OFFLINE   Brian Lawrence

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Posted December 27 2003 - 09:08 AM

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#8 of 46 OFFLINE   LewB

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Posted December 27 2003 - 09:13 AM

What about taxi drivers and convenience store clerks ?

#9 of 46 OFFLINE   Christ Reynolds

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Posted December 27 2003 - 09:31 AM

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Fishes? Fishermen I suppose, tho in pc land we call them fishers.
maybe, but instead of saying 'firemen', we should shift over to pc land and start calling them 'fireers' Posted Image

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#10 of 46 OFFLINE   Rob Gillespie

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Posted December 27 2003 - 10:08 AM

I think in the UK, deep sea fisherman was classed as the most dangerous (i.e. the highest number of fatalities), closely followed by the divers working on the North Sea oil platforms. Apparently the North Sea is so cold during the winter that if you fell in without appropriate thermal protection you have about 30 seconds before hypothermia sets in.
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Posted December 27 2003 - 11:11 AM

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maybe, but instead of saying 'firemen', we should shift over to pc land and start calling them 'fireers'

Or "firefighters"! Posted Image
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#12 of 46 OFFLINE   Evelio Figueroa

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Posted December 27 2003 - 12:01 PM

How odd. The Alaskan King crab fisherman held the #1 spot the last time I checked. I'm surprized they fell to #2.


I guess my job is at the #10 spot. And I haul gasoline!! Posted Image

#13 of 46 OFFLINE   Dennis Nicholls

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Posted December 27 2003 - 12:46 PM

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maybe, but instead of saying 'firemen', we should shift over to pc land and start calling them 'fireers'

Or in Ann Coulter land, women who fight fires are called "girl firemen".

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Posted December 27 2003 - 01:50 PM

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maybe, but instead of saying 'firemen', we should shift over to pc land and start calling them 'fireers'
What about calling them "people that try to put out fires"? Posted Image
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Posted December 27 2003 - 02:51 PM

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#16 of 46 OFFLINE   Travis Olson

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Posted December 27 2003 - 04:06 PM

Underwater welding should definitely be up there. I thought about doing it at when time but soon learned about the dangers and just went with the above ground variety. Very good money in it though.

#17 of 46 OFFLINE   Scott Strang

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Posted December 27 2003 - 04:34 PM

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Underwater welding should definitely be up there. I thought about doing it at when time but soon learned about the dangers and just went with the above ground variety. Very good money in it though.


I'm intrigued by the concept of underwater welding. What makes it so dangerous? Is it done with arc or gas? Please excuse my stupidity, but I'm very curious.

#18 of 46 OFFLINE   Garrett Lundy

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Posted December 28 2003 - 01:34 AM

[quote]...underwater welding. What makes it so dangerous?[/Quote}

Mermen and Krakens are attracted to the bright lights of welding equipment. They do not appreciate land-apes in their undersea kingdom!
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#19 of 46 OFFLINE   Travis Olson

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Posted December 28 2003 - 02:39 AM

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I'm intrigued by the concept of underwater welding. What makes it so dangerous? Is it done with arc or gas? Please excuse my stupidity, but I'm very curious.


Well first you have the risk of electric shock. You have to be very cautious that the equipment is well insulated and that the current is shut off immediately after the arc is extinguished. Secondly, hydrogen and oxygen are produced by the arc. Precautions must be taken to avoid the build-up of pockets of gas which could explode. Then you have the risk of the getting the bends. Overall it's just a dangerous job.

The main welding process used is arc.

#20 of 46 OFFLINE   StephenA

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Posted December 28 2003 - 03:08 AM

What about being a police officer? I would say that's a dangerous job, especially if you work in a big city.


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