Is your job killing you? Contrary to popular belief, police work and fire-fighting are not the most dangerous jobs. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, seven times more construction trade workers lose their lives than law enforcement workers.
Rather than burning buildings or dangerous armed criminals, the most common causes of fatal accidents for workers involve transportation incidents, followed by trips, falls and accidents whilst operating equipment. 93% of fatal workplace accidents are suffered by men, and the age group at the most risk is 45 – 54 year olds.
So, who are these unsung heroes of society who put their lives on the lines every day? We’ve crunched the numbers and produced a list of dangerous professions, some of which may come as a surprise. We’ve also examined the salaries of these dangerous jobs to explore whether they reward you well for the risks that you’re subject to at work.