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Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Interesting

From CNN:

2004: The 10 most dangerous jobs by fatality rate are:

Rank Occupation Death rate/100,000 Total deaths
1 Logging workers
92.4
85
2 Aircraft pilots
92.4
109
3 Fishers and fishing workers
86.4
38
4 Structural iron and steel workers
47.0
31
5 Refuse and recyclable material collectors
43.2
35
6 Farmers and ranchers
37.5
307
7 Roofers
34.9
94
8 Electrical power line installers/repairers
30.0
36
9 Driver/sales workers and truck drivers
27.6
905
10 Taxi drivers and chauffeurs
24.2
67


I had an aunt who's second husband was a logger. Her first husband was also a logger, who had gotten himself killed by a felled tree. I also had a friend who's father had been killed by a felled tree. I know that job is dangerous.

But stew on this. A pilot is ranked as the #2 most dangerous?
A logger getting killed is one thing. Unless there's some freak accident taking out several people by one tree, he's the only one dead. A Pilot on the other hand, usually isn't flying solo.

Sorta makes you think, doesn't it?

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

If it's your time; it's your time.

If it's the pilot's time; it's also your time.

As always... Rachael said...

it freaks me out... I'm not good at flying anyway. I arrive at the airport very early... not because of security, but so I can pound a couple of pints of liquid courage!