Regardless of your profession, it turns out that the odds of kicking the bucket on the job aren’t that high. In fact, the most dangerous profession only has 132 deaths for every 100,000 worker per year. That doesn’t seem terribly high to me.
Then again, maybe I don’t think 132 people dying every year in one profession is high because I’ve spent my adult life sitting on my ass, working behind a computer. For me it’s going to be more of a slow decline. I’ll never see my entire life flash before my eyes at work and I’ll probably retire before I die, but when heart disease knocks on my door and plucks the fucking life right out of me, you better believe it’ll be thanks to sitting on my ass all day typing loads and loads of bullshit for your eyes to consume.
Basically, what I’m getting at is that when I die the blood will be all over your hands.
According to the Daily Mail:
The intriguing facts were revealed by Bloomberg, analyzing data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics from 2006 to 2013.
Of those in the deadliest jobs, airline pilots are the most well-remunerated for their troubles, earning an average of $101,000 per year, while occupying third place on the lethal list.
By comparison fishers, in first place, and loggers, in second, earned an average of between $34,000 and $35,000 per year.
And for the record, I realize the fishing they are talking about here is like Deadliest Catch-type shit, I just felt like using the first fishing photo I could find. Although in my imagination, that guy in the photo died from a shark attack moments after it was taken. So it’s still very applicable.
[H/T Daily Mail]