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My name is Eamonn Freeman and I am the Managing Director of an Insurance Company called Easy Life Cover, based in Ireland. I regularly write about topics relating to life Insurance and I produced this infographic to highlight some of the people and pastimes that are the most high risk when it comes to getting life insurance.
This infographic gives an overview of the most deadliest jobs in the United States but also the most deadliest jobs in the rest of the English speaking world including Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the UK and Ireland.
You might be surprised to learn that being a Lumberjack in the US is a higher risk for fatality over being a member of the bomb squad! In this infographic, you will learn for example, the rate of fatalities for some of the more adventurous hobbies out there such as Sky Diving and Base Jumping.
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LIVING LIFE OFF THE LEDGE
HIGH RISK PROFESSIONS AND PASTTIMES
Jobs That Could Kill You And Will Cost You
TOP 10 DEADLIEST JOBS IN THE USA
*Fatality Rate per 100,000 full time workers
- Logging Workers / Lumberjacks – 127.8
- Fishermen and Fishing Workers – 117
- Aircraft Pilots and Flight Engineers – 53.4
- Roofers – 40.5
- Structural Iron and Steel Workers – 37
- Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors – 27.1
- Electrical Power Line Installers and Repairers
- Transport Drivers and Truck Drivers – 22.1
- Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers – 21.3
- Construction Labourers – 17.4
8% female 92% male – The gender rates of all the job fatalities that occur … are we really surprised?
41% Transportation incidents – The highest area of job fatalities within an industry.
25% 45 – 54 Years Old – The largest age demographic for job fatalities
Computer, Mathematical and Legal – The safest jobs of all … if not just a tad nerdy
- 52 workplace fatalities per 100,000 workers in fishing and trapping.
- The mining and natural resource industry is a close 2nd with 46.9 fatalities per 100,000 workers.
- Fishing and farming are the most dangerous jobs.
- Claim rates are double the national average.
- The fatality rate is one of the lowest in the world at 1 death per 100,000 workers.
- The most dangerous jobs include commercial fishing, mining, road train driving, and working in construction.
- Farming, construction, and manufacturing top the list of most dangerous jobs.
- The overall national workplace fatality rate is low at 0.6% per 100,000 workers.
- Farming is the most dangerous job. It accounts for 40% of workplace deaths.
The HIGHEST RISK HOBBIES Your Insurers Won’t Like
- 1 in 500,000 Chances of a fatal life ending during a Bungee Jump
- 1 in 200,000 Chances of losing oxygen and sinking to a watery grave while Scuba or Deep Sea Diving
- 1 in 160,000 Chances of plummeting to your death while Skydiving
- 1 in 8,333 Chances of flipping end over and dying on the spot while Ski Jumping
- 1 in 5,560 Chances of being buried alive in an avalanche of snow while Heli-Skiing
- 1 in 2,317 Chances of colliding head first into rocks at a high velocity while Cliff Diving or Base Jumping
- 1 in 2,200 Chances of perishing from a fight-related injury while Boxing
- 1 in 1,750 Chances of falling to your death while Rock or Mountain Climbing
- 1 in 1,000 Chances of crashing at high speed and dying on impact while Motorbike Racing or Motocross Competing
- 1 in 1,000 Chances of offing yourself while Hang Gliding
DID YOU KNOW?
If we just counted Mountain Climbing in Nepal only, this would be the Number 1 Most Dangerous Hobby in the World with a death rate of 1 in 167 people.