Job have you down? Could be worse! Check out these five highly hazardous jobs which will have you feeling more relaxed nex time a customer gets your ire up.
#1 — Landmine Removal
You may think this is part of the military’s job, well landmines are found in war zones as well as previously conquered regions. It is the previously conquered regions which requires landmine removal, and sadly most governments of these regions do not take action themselves. The job therefore gets done by private companies.
#2 — Miners
Working underground always includes the risk of cave-ins, explosions and other life threatening situations. It is not only dangerous work but a health hazard as well as conditions such as black lung may occur.
#3 — Astronauts
When thinking of hazardous jobs you probably won’t think of this first. Out of a total of 430 astronauts since the beginning of the Russian and American space programs, there were 34 casualties, but with a death rate of about 8 percent, this profession has a considerably higher mortality rate than many other jobs on the list.
#4 — Slaughters
Because of the the speed needed in a slaughterhouse the rate of injury is three times higher than in manufacturing or processing jobs. Workers are often forced to slaughter up to 50 animals per hour.
#5 — E-Waste Recyclers
Many broken electronics are loaded with chemicals, much of which is leaking out. From old batteries, laptops, smartphones or similar gadgets it can severely harm the workers. Issues with the respiratory system and skin problems are often the first signs of the hazards that accompany this job.