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15 Most Dangerous Jobs In The World by 24hoursreporter: 11:03pm On Jun 12, 2018
Choosing a career path is a great decision everyone has to make at some point in life. However, the mistake most people make while choosing a career path is that they often consider money above all other factors. And this has led many people to their untimely death. Although some jobs are very lucrative but they are deadly and dangerous. Well, this article will focus on the 15 most dangerous jobs in the world.

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As a rule, it is important that you consider the fatality rate of any job before you start doing it. Some jobs are very juicy and the pay is awesome, but risk is high and people die easily on the job.

Although it is good to have a juicy job, but does the job worth giving your life for? This is the question you should be asking yourself while choosing a career path.

It is a fact that every job has its own level of risks. But if you are doing any of the 15 most dangerous jobs, every day is life threatening.

The deadliest jobs in the world are;

List of 15 Most Dangerous Jobs in the World

After reading this article, you will have to reevaluate your career path and think if it worth it.

#1 Logging

Logging top the list of the most dangerous jobs in the world. Although it may look simple but it has the highest fatality rate. Falling of trees itself is dangerous and the equipment used for falling these trees made logging the deadliest job in the world.

Despite the high safety standards set for the job, logging workers are always faced with life threatening accidents on daily basis. Sometimes, trees fall on loggers, they fall from tree branches, and in some horrible cases, sawing machines may saw human beings instead of log.

Furthermore, they are always alone in the thick forest sawing log. In fact, logging is not only dangerous but very tedious and back-breaking.

Most times, when you see a retired loggers, they will either have lost limb or arm.

#2 Deep Sea Fishing

Deep sea fishing is also among the 15 most dangerous jobs in the world. Deep sea fisher men have high risk of fatal accidents. They always face life threatening situation regularly.

An average of 24000 fishermen lost their lives around the world annually. They are constantly exposed to different aggressive, wicked and carnivorous sea animals.

Outside marine creatures’ attacks, they are also faced with terrible conditions like; long night out on high sea, freezing temperature, storms, etc. The most scaring aspect of being a deep sea fisherman, is that you may be faced with a danger that has no remedy.

#3 Mining

You don’t need a soothsayer to know that the health challenges of Mining profession are alarming. The risk factor of this job is so high that miners are always on emergency breathing device in case of disaster.

Outside Cave-Ins and explosions, miners face other invisible dangers. Some of them are; Carbon Monoxide, Methane gas etc. The work condition of miners is very toxic and many chronic health conditions are linked to it.

Although mining career pays well, but does the money worth your health? This is the question you should ask yourself before starting a career in mining.

#4 Aircraft Pilots and Flight Engineers

Every child that has ever gone to the airport wants to be a pilot or aircraft engineer. Have you ever told them of the fatality rate?

For passengers who travel by air once in a while, air travel is the safest means of transportation. However, those who air travel is their profession, their lives is always on the line.

The reason why the job is among the 15 most dangerous jobs in the world is because of the high fatality rate associated with job. And whenever there is an aircraft accident, the possibility of survival is very low.

If you have ever met a pilot, you will understand what I mean. They live every single moment of their life fully as if it is the last moment.

Well, among all the dangerous jobs in the world, Pilot pay is arguably the highest. This is why people still choose the career path, despite the risk factor.

#5 Firefighting Services

Of all the dangerous jobs in the world, I always admire Fire fighting services. It still puzzles me the passion every Fire fighter has for his job. They are the only people that bravely approach a scene of disaster that everybody is fleeing from.

The risk in firefighting job is very high. Fighting flames in the fire, rescuing people from burning building, ship and aircraft requires a high level of physical and mental strength.

Sometimes, Fire fighters are trapped in the course of putting of a fire or trying to rescue a fire victim. They are heroes who always put their lives on the line to save others.

However, they are always prone to respiratory ailment which is due to excessive inhalation of smoke during fire fighting operations.

#6 Armed Forces (Army, Police and Others)

Armed Forces is also among the list of 15 most dangerous jobs in the world. It used to be the most dangerous job in the world. However, with drastic reduction in the level of patriotism among some Armed force personnel, it drops from to number 6.

Working with any security or armed force agencies is actually life threatening. They always put their lives on the line in the quest to securing lives and properties of the people.

Most times, they are always target for criminals in any robbery operation. In cases of war, they are always on the vanguard trying to maintain law and order. In doing this, they always put their lives on the line.

#7 Courier Carriers

This is another dangerous job that looks simple. On daily basis, these dispatch riders face different risks while carrying out their duties.

Dispatch riders are often victims of accidents, robbery and other violent crimes. So, when they deliver a parcel or any other item to you, always treat them well, if possible give them tips.

#8 Express Way Hawking

This is another dangerous jobs that are prevalent in underdeveloped or developing nations. This type of job is widespread in Africa, especially in busy commercial cities.

Teenagers doing this business face different type of risk ranging from being crushed by vehicles and other untold risks. Some wicked people take advantage of little girls who are into this business.

Although, express way hawkers make more money than their counterparts who sell in shops. But the risks involve is enormous.

#9 Line Men and Electrical Power Worker

This is another dangerous job most people aren’t aware of. On daily basis, a line man or electrical power worker loses his life.

Every lineman or electrical power personnel faces two major risk on daily basis. The risk of being electrocuted and that of having a deadly fall.

I have witnessed a situation when an electrical worker was working on a faulty transformer, but didn’t come out of the transformer alive. Line men that work on telecommunication mast face the highest risk.

A recent report unveils that the risk factor on linemen and electrical power worker has increased drastically. And the fatality rate has increased by about 18 percent.

#10 Sanitation Work – Road Sweeping, Refuse Disposal and Recycling

This is another job on our list on 15 most dangerous jobs in the world. People who are doing this job are exposed to all sorts of hazardous materials.

They deal with the worst things in the society and face the risk of contacting different communicable diseases every day. For those in recycling units, they have higher risk of having respiratory illness. This is due to the toxic chemicals that they face on daily basis.

Also, those that are involved in road sweeping also face the risk of accident. They are crushed by vehicles every now and then.

#11 Bodyguards and Armoured Car Drivers

Body guards and armoured car drivers face great risk on daily basis. Depending on the country you are doing this job and who you are guiding, you may be putting your life on the line.

You will always be the target of Armed robbers, hired assassin and other felonious activities. Furthermore, the risk of driving armoured car is very high as armoured car drivers are the first target when robbers attacked the vehicle.

#12 Wild Animal Capture and Taming

This is another dangerous job that people do. Whenever we visit the zoo and game reserves, we always enjoy the view of wild life. However, we wouldn’t have been able to see them if people didn’t capture and tame them.

Without an iota doubt, capturing and training predators like lions, elephants, crocodiles, snake, killer whales, isn’t an easy task. Considering the fact that these animals are very dangerous and always looking for prey to devour.

No matter how far animal capture professionals tame a predator, they will always unleash the cannibalism in them.

We have heard of several incidences happening in Nigerian Zoo. Either the lion disappear without the knowledge of the attendant, or the lion attack and devour the attendant.

#13 Construction Work

Construction work is also very dangerous. It is rated among the 15 most dangerous jobs in the world. From roofing, carpentry, high-rise mental constructions, building bridges, setting telecommunication masts, are all under this category.

When it comes to this job, safety is not always assure. For instance, roofers are exposed to extremely high temperature, which is not good for their health. Even, with the different safety measures and standards in the industry, fatal accidents happen on daily basis.

There are instances when construction workers slip from their ladders that is thousands of feet above the ground. Also, they may fall from roof tops and sometimes sustain great injuries.

#14 Farming, Ranching and Other Agricultural Management Jobs

Farming and Agricultural related job is among the 15 most dangerous jobs in the world. According to a report by National Institute of Occupational Safety and health, Farming and Agriculture has become one of the most stressful and dangerous jobs.

#15 Truck and Heavy Duty Vehicle Drivers

Driving of truck and heavy duty vehicle is another dangerous job. Those that ply the road frequently, the risk factor is very high. These drivers always convey great amount of goods across the country.

Most times, truck drivers prefer driving at night because that is when the road will be relatively free. Most people believe that truck drivers are diabolical and have the ability to appear in case of accidents.

So, these are the 15 most dangerous jobs in the world. Don’t just consider money in making your career decision, consider the risk factor as well.

Check 24hoursreporter for more pictures and video of the most dangerous jobs in the world.

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Re: 15 Most Dangerous Jobs In The World by sodiqapril(m): 11:31pm On Jun 12, 2018
what of NEPA, the amount of courses those guys receive daily,every living creature on this planet will get a double ration

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Re: 15 Most Dangerous Jobs In The World by Colemanz(m): 12:34am On Jun 13, 2018
Re: 15 Most Dangerous Jobs In The World by 24hoursreporter: 6:10am On Jun 13, 2018
sodiqapril:
what of NEPA, the amount of courses those guys receive daily,every living creature on this planet will get a double ration

Yeah, we have nepa there Bro. If falls on N0 9, Linemen and Electrical workers
Re: 15 Most Dangerous Jobs In The World by CaptainStephen(m): 7:03am On Jun 13, 2018
Well said

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Re: 15 Most Dangerous Jobs In The World by JARUSHUB: 7:07am On Jun 13, 2018
Re: 15 Most Dangerous Jobs In The World by naijacentric(m): 8:02am On Jun 13, 2018
Life itself is risk so danger is relative
Re: 15 Most Dangerous Jobs In The World by Auladimeji1: 10:00am On Jun 13, 2018
Nigeria politics is very dangerous because if you fail to pay your due, you'll perish

Re: 15 Most Dangerous Jobs In The World by 24hoursreporter: 10:15am On Jun 13, 2018
Auladimeji1:
Nigeria politics is very dangerous because if you fail to pay your due, you'll perish

LOL, funny you.
Re: 15 Most Dangerous Jobs In The World by pfijacobs(m): 11:24am On Jun 13, 2018
Tramadol incited sex should be included
Re: 15 Most Dangerous Jobs In The World by 24hoursreporter: 11:48am On Jun 13, 2018
pfijacobs:
Tramadol incited sex should be included

LOL! noted, we will take include it in our next update.
Re: 15 Most Dangerous Jobs In The World by akchigeorge: 11:57am On Jun 13, 2018
Please people help me I need a job in Abuja, I have ND in public admin and am a computer literate Even if it's hotel job just anything to help me feed my aged mother for now am tired of staying at home
Re: 15 Most Dangerous Jobs In The World by 24hoursreporter: 12:01pm On Jun 13, 2018
akchigeorge:
Please people help me I need a job in Abuja, I have ND in public admin and am a computer literate Even if it's hotel job just anything to help me feed my aged mother for now am tired of staying at home

Please check hotnigerianjobs there are several jobs for your category there. Also, you can visit some of the companies or hotels around your area in Abuja to submit unsolicited applications.
Re: 15 Most Dangerous Jobs In The World by sunnywinter(f): 12:15pm On Jun 13, 2018
Farming keh? I believe it's just stressful, not fatal
Re: 15 Most Dangerous Jobs In The World by cassidy1996(m): 12:35pm On Jun 13, 2018
am an electrical engineer, but na me fear electric pass anybody
Re: 15 Most Dangerous Jobs In The World by RemedyLab: 12:35pm On Jun 13, 2018
The most vulnerable job is being idle
Re: 15 Most Dangerous Jobs In The World by 24hoursreporter: 12:38pm On Jun 13, 2018
sunnywinter:
Farming keh? I believe it's just stressful, not fatal

Have you been to the farm before bro? Do you know how many palmtree and palm wine tapper die annually? How haven't you seen a mechanized farming before?
Re: 15 Most Dangerous Jobs In The World by akchigeorge: 1:28pm On Jun 13, 2018
24hoursreporter:


Please check hotnigerianjobs there are several jobs for your category there. Also, you can visit some of the companies or hotels around your area in Abuja to submit unsolicited applications.

My brother I have submitted am even tired even here on nairaland job section.. Thanks all the same
Re: 15 Most Dangerous Jobs In The World by 24hoursreporter: 1:38pm On Jun 13, 2018
akchigeorge:


My brother I have submitted am even tired even here on nairaland job section.. Thanks all the same

Don't give up bro. Keep pushing. What did you study?
Re: 15 Most Dangerous Jobs In The World by vickzie(m): 2:17pm On Jun 13, 2018
as a Nigerian youth, venturing into any internet related job is also dangerous, because SARS now get there daily IGR from us.
Re: 15 Most Dangerous Jobs In The World by sunnywinter(f): 2:47pm On Jun 13, 2018
24hoursreporter:


Have you been to the farm before bro? Do you know how many palmtree and palm wine tapper die annually? How haven't you seen a mechanized farming before?
Lol I misunderstood. I assumed he meant village farmers who don't use lots of heavy machinery; and about the palmwine tappers death? That's new to me. I thought the mortality rate was low because they all gained experience in tapping.. Plus I'm not a bro lol
Re: 15 Most Dangerous Jobs In The World by 24hoursreporter: 3:09pm On Jun 13, 2018
sunnywinter:

Lol I misunderstood. I assumed he meant village farmers who don't use lots of heavy machinery; and about the palmwine tappers death? That's new to me. I thought the mortality rate was low because they all gained experience in tapping.. Plus I'm not a bro lol

Yeah, palmwine tappers die every day. Some of them fall from palm tree.
Re: 15 Most Dangerous Jobs In The World by Cowbuhari: 4:18pm On Jun 13, 2018
Being a Nigerian should be first in ur list op
Re: 15 Most Dangerous Jobs In The World by constance500: 4:28pm On Jun 13, 2018
Yahoo yahoo is also dangerous cos of sars wahala grin

Not My handwriting o
Re: 15 Most Dangerous Jobs In The World by 24hoursreporter: 4:47pm On Jun 13, 2018
Cowbuhari:
Being a Nigerian should be first in ur list op

Lol! Noted
Re: 15 Most Dangerous Jobs In The World by 24hoursreporter: 4:49pm On Jun 13, 2018
constance500:
Yahoo yahoo is also dangerous cos of sars wahala grin

Not My handwriting o

Lol! I hear you o undecided
Re: 15 Most Dangerous Jobs In The World by akchigeorge: 6:01pm On Jun 13, 2018
24hoursreporter:


Don't give up bro. Keep pushing. What did you study?

Pub admin.. But what I studied does not matter again o, just anything to survive
Re: 15 Most Dangerous Jobs In The World by emmancipated(m): 8:46pm On Jun 13, 2018
Agbero collecting egunje for road

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