Which professions have the highest fatality rates?

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  1. hellbender

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    Fishers top the list, followed by loggers and pilots. Surprisingly, garbage men are more likely to die on the job than either firefighters or police—and most (69 percent) of those deaths are due to traffic accidents, according to Bloomberg’s interactive. Here are the top ten:

    Fishers
    Loggers
    Aircraft pilots
    Miscellaneous extraction workers
    Iron and steel workers
    Roofers
    Garbage collectors
    Farmers and ranchers
    Driver/sales workers and truck drivers
    Power-line installers and repairers

    Taxi drivers have the highest rates of death due to violence—police officers and security guards are next. Bloomberg points out that taxi drivers are more likely to die by being murdered than an accident, which is truly shocking—think about that the next time you’re tempted to leave a crappy tip.
     
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    Sadly, true. And most of us look the other way...
     
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    And Marines, airmen, and sailors.
     
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    Exactly.
    Former Marine/soldier myself.
     
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    Drug dealers and prostitutes definitely would top the list. Even though it's illegal, there are still hundreds of thousands of people that do it for a living.
     
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    Accountants - from heart disease and fatty liver.
     
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    So .... is this another term for 'dentist' ?

    Are they factoring in suicides in this discussion?
     
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    Do dentists still have a relatively high suicide rate?

    I would think not as other things have drawn attention away from such self-consciousness. War, terrorism, ebola, AIDS, worldwide financial instability, superpowers vying for dominance, etc. makes fear of seeing your dentist practically a joking matter for everyone.
     
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    Those poor bastards from Chernobyl, referred to as "liquidators", beat them all.
     
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    Originally Posted by V-Type [​IMG]
    Soldiers.
    Sadly, true. And most of us look the other way...

    I don't think that is correct in normal times discounting things like WW2 and Viet Nam. Over 2,000,000 soldiers deployed to Iraq and Afganistan with about 6500 deaths. Conversely, about 13,000 taxies in NYC and 24 deaths per year average.

    From my research 85->90% are in support not trigger pullers. I work at an Army base.

    I have a neighbor that was in Iraq. His thumb got wounded playing basketball there. He will get $240 per month for the rest of his life. That is a serious disability because he was a clerk/typist. It's tough to press the space bar on a computer keyboard with a messed up thumb- as he says...
     
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    I made the list! Woop woop!
     
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    are old guys a profession?
     
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    Saturday Night Live comedian.

    Of the 141 cast members since the show's inception, 9 have died prematurely. Statistically, that's a death rate of 6.38%.
     
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    Experienced the highest fatality rate or caused?
     
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    What do you mean by "look the other way"?
     
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    One can hope
     
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    Just the ones that were turning their lives around. They also ain't never done nothing to nobody according to family. :hide2
     

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