Top 10 Deadliest Jobs in the World

Our workplace is a lot less hazardous and is complete safe today. However there are a few industries which still hold risking your lives!! The list below gives shape to few such jobs which people with exaggerated passion take up for the sake of just blowing it. As Willie Nelson famously sang, “Woah, all i want is the road again, Just can’t wait to get on the road again…”  people with an equivalent enthusiasm apply in huge numbers to take up these jobs without the thought of death or injuries crossing their minds.

The top 10 list below is based on fatality rate of workers across the world.

1. Bomb Squad 

Bomb Squad

Bomb Squad

Needless to say, the riskiest of all jobs is certainly of the ‘bomb disposal squad’. The team consists of a highly specialized and technically proficient group who are trained to dispose any sort of chemical, biological and even nuclear weapons. Can you think of a profession which comes even close to being as life-threatening as this one?

2. Test Pilots and Flight engineers 

Test Pilots and Flight Engineers

Test Pilots and Flight Engineers

With one of the highest fatality rate in the world, the job of test pilots and flight engineers becomes one of the highest rated in terms of life risk. Flight engineers and test pilots are the ones who test all the technical and safety aspects of experimental planes even before they officially take-off. Since they are the first ones to have first hand trial of the new planes they become exposed to the maximum risk zone.

3. Logger

Logger

Logger

This occupation appears consistently on the top list of the most dangerous jobs. With a fatality rate as high as 82 per 100,000 workers a logger’s job becomes very dangerous as it involves the risk of cutting and skidding logs from dense forests which often runs the risk of falling trees and rolling logs.

4. Mining machine experts 

Mining Machine Experts

Mining Machine Experts

Statistics always seem to put this profession on the top 10 list of dangerous jobs. Be it oil or a coal mine, the risk just never seem to fade off. Explosion, gas disasters and traps become a common massacre every year around the world. Though oil mines have reportedly less disasters than coal mines, their continuous exposure to challenging and hostile environment makes it all the more risky.

5. Crab Fishermen of North America

Crab Fishermen

Crab Fishermen

The price you pay for the lip-smacking king crabs is sky high. Have you ever wondered why? Not only the reason is the rarity of the species, but it also involves the risking of lives of hundreds of fearless fishermen who set out to catch them into the dangerous ice-cold waters of North America only to satisfy elite-class taste buds.

6. Industrial machine workers

Industrial Machine Workers

Industrial Machine Workers

The primary risks of doing a factory work can be countless. However a major part of the risk comes from machines and the chemicals and lubricants used in the factories. If adequate precautionary measures are taken then the risk factor goes down a considerable rate, but the workers often prefer taking short cuts which makes them risk-vulnerable.

7. Firefighter

Firefighter

Firefighter

The job of a fire fighter involves protecting the general public and their properties against potentially dangerous fires. The task involves combating, extinguishing and preventing the spread of fires. The skill set is developed after undergoing extensive physical training coupled with mental and behavioral trait development.

8. Wild life Photographers

Wildlife Photographer

Wildlife Photographer

As they say, “The Perils of Wildlife Photography”, there is always a dangerous and risk-prone side to this beautiful profession. Capturing nature through your lens can be the most divine task you ever dreamt of, but as always quoted ‘nature is unpredictable’. The task can take endless time with added wilderness to your job which can even kill.

9.  Astronaut

Astronaut

Astronaut

The most unique profession of all times is also the childhood dream profession of innumerable kids around the world. In spite of undergoing the toughest of the tough simulation trainings and modern safety procedures in place, there is no return guarantee for the Astronauts and therefore features in the list of riskiest jobs.

10. Bodyguard

Bodyguard

Bodyguard

A highly recommended job for all the fearless guys out there and no points for guessing why is it so. They proudly face the pistol on their face only to make sure that your life is safe and risk-averse. Taking all the glam quotient and attitude on their shoulders, Bodyguard is definitely on my list.

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