For most of us, the biggest danger we face at work is running out of coffee (many of us turn into monsters without it)! But for some, every day on the job is riddled with danger.
So what are the most dangerous jobs in the world?
Crofton’s Injury Claims have created an infographic documenting some of the most unusual and dangerous careers from around the world. Would you dare quit your job and embark on any of these careers?
Some of the most dangerous jobs in the world are:
Spain – Matador
Unsurprisingly, when your job revolves around getting an angry bull to charge at you, you’re putting yourself at considerable risk. Since the 1700s, there have been approximately 52 fatalities and 325 injuries.
Thailand – Crocodile Wrestler
Yes, you heard right, crocodile wrestling is a genuine job in Thailand! Wrestlers take part in hour-long shows where they put their heads in the mouths of huge crocs. As you can imagine,
As you can imagine, these shows don’t always go to plan and in one particularly nasty incident, a Crocodile Wrestler had to have 30 stitches after his croc snapped its jaws shut on his head.
Alaska – Crab Fishing
You wouldn’t think that crab fishing was an overly dangerous job, but when it’s in Alaska it can be pretty perilous! The fatality rate among fishermen is about 80 times more than the fatality rate of an average worker. 80% of the deaths are caused by drowning or hypothermia.
So next time you order crab from the menu, remember someone could have risked their life for that!
USA – Circus Performers
Part of the thrill of going to the circus is anticipating that the acrobats are going to fall, isn’t it? Unsurprisingly, it’s a dangerous job and recently seven acrobats fell due to faulty safety equipment and were in a critical state for many weeks.
Gulf Coast – Pearl Divers
Diving for pearls isn’t easy going with jellyfish sharks and octopus to contend with. However, more dangerous still is the risk of blackouts from lack of oxygen, drowning, hypothermia and decompression sickness.