5 Of The Most Dangerous Occupations In The World

Everyone has to work, it’s just a fact of modern life. But for the most part, which occupation you choose is up to you. Some career choices may be better paying while others are more fulfilling, but there are some occupations that are so dangerous that those who choose to work in these fields risk their lives on a daily basis. Here are five of the most dangerous occupations in the world.


Miners are another group of workers who put their lives on the line on a daily basis. Being far underground is one of the most dangerous places to be during a natural disaster, and the machinery they use can also cause horrible accidents. Staying compliant with OSHA standards is a good way to reduce the number of such accidents. 

Logging Workers

Logging is one of the most dangerous industries in the world. It causes 30 times more deaths than the average job, and the salary isn’t even very high. The heavy machinery logging workers have to operate can be super dangerous, but so can the logs themselves. Even with careful planning, logs can be unpredictable in terms of where they fall and can easily injure or take the life of a logging worker. Safely training workers can help to lessen the risks. 


Fighting fires is extremely dangerous for obvious reasons. Even with the proper attire and equipment, at the end of the day firefighters are still running into burning buildings and forests. They run towards the very thing the rest of us are hard-wired to run away from. Although a very noble and heroic line of work, many firefighters have died while on the clock

Airplane Pilots 

Aircraft operators and others who work on planes also have a very dangerous job. Although plane crashes are rare, they are often deadly. Transportation incidents in which there are fires or lack of oxygen can also occur, contributing to the reasons being a pilot is so dangerous. 

Power Line Workers

Power line workers who work closely with electricity are at high risk of electrocution, being exposed to fire, falls from tall heights, and other types of accidents every single day that they work. Though these jobs often pay pretty decently, before going into this occupation you may want to weigh whether or not the risks are worth it. 

Dangerous jobs can be fun and also thrilling, but it is up to you whether or not working in a dangerous industry is right for you. Just make sure that if you do go into one of the above industries, you always follow rules and adhere to safety standards so as to avoid any and all unnecessary incidents.


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